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Old 04-17-2003, 08:16 AM   #1
Ganesh Kamat
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Unhappy 100 % CPU utilization


Hi All,

I have installed Linux 8.0 on pentium 3 with 256 MB of RAM with no extra services running then also it is showing 100 % CPU utilization.

Pls let me know where is the problem or any where I have to tune


Thanks in advance


Ganesh
 
Old 04-17-2003, 08:22 AM   #2
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Post the results of a
Code:
ps -ef
and
Code:
ps -aux
cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 04-17-2003, 08:38 AM   #3
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Re: 100 % CPU utilization

Quote:
Originally posted by Ganesh Kamat
I have installed Linux 8.0 on pentium 3 with 256 MB of RAM
Linux 8.0 needs a lot more then a pentium 3 with 256 MB.
Last week I went to the future and I've seen Linux 7.6 running on a pentium 54 with +/- 6 TB RAM, but there are patches available for very low memory usage (< 50GB RAM) and ancient CPU's (aything older then a P20), so theoreticly speaking, it's possible to run it on a P3
 
Old 04-17-2003, 08:43 AM   #4
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Angry Re: Re: 100 % CPU utilization

Ignore me...

Last edited by jharris; 04-17-2003 at 08:52 AM.
 
Old 04-17-2003, 08:48 AM   #5
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that was a "I'm running linux 8" joke, a poor joke, but still a joke
 
Old 04-17-2003, 08:55 AM   #6
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Red face

Iceman47,

Sorry... I may even have to report myself to DavidPhillips/trickykid for launching to a rant before reading/understanding the post full.

Jamie...
 
Old 04-17-2003, 09:23 AM   #7
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Only a small minority's seen you post and I bet no one's taken a screenshot so there's no evidence whatsoever.
No need to report yourself
 
Old 04-17-2003, 10:49 AM   #8
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Ganesh -

Try running 'top' from a terminal window (or gtop or another graphical version, if you have one) to see what's eating up the CPU.

100% CPU utilization isn't really too much to worry about - thanks to the way Linux manages processes, everything has a priority, so it's quite easy to have something using 100% of the CPU, but not affecting performance in any way. It's all about priority. Sometimes things will run on their own (filesystem management and stuff) while you're not doing anything else. As long as your computer is on, it might as well be doing stuff, right?

However, if it's actually affecting performance, then it may be something worth looking into.
 
Old 04-17-2003, 11:43 AM   #9
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thanks wapcaplet,

I will just look into that
 
Old 04-17-2003, 01:38 PM   #10
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ok, i dont understand why people post and then completely ignore the responses. You posted complaining about 100% cpu usage and what you should do. Within 10 minutes you had a reply instructing you to post a ps.

Your pc should NOT be running 100% 24/7. at idle my pc is at 0%, 100% is for when you are compiling, cruching, gaming, etc. Not just when idling.
 
Old 04-17-2003, 03:03 PM   #11
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ok, i dont understand why people post and then completely ignore the responses
So what's your advice then?
 
Old 04-17-2003, 04:53 PM   #12
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So what's your advice then?
The guy was asked to post the output of ps -aux and ps -ef
 
Old 04-17-2003, 04:57 PM   #13
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Jeez, sorry. Blonde moment there. Don't mind me.
 
Old 04-18-2003, 11:37 AM   #14
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what distro are you running?
 
Old 04-18-2003, 01:34 PM   #15
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Re: Re: 100 % CPU utilization

Quote:
Originally posted by iceman47
Linux 8.0 needs a lot more then a pentium 3 with 256 MB.
Last week I went to the future and I've seen Linux 7.6 running on a pentium 54 with +/- 6 TB RAM, but there are patches available for very low memory usage (< 50GB RAM) and ancient CPU's (aything older then a P20), so theoreticly speaking, it's possible to run it on a P3
Hey man, thanks for that, I aint laughed so much for weeks

Shak
 
  


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