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send2rawat 11-13-2007 12:41 AM

TOP Command Details
 
Hi,

Pls give me details of TOP Command what these us, sy,ni ,id,wa,hi,and Si Stands for....
and whts the ideal percentage of these.....
Cpu(s): 0.6% us, 0.1% sy, 0.0% ni, 74.4% id, 24.9% wa, 0.0% hi, 0.0% si


Thanks

Tinkster 11-13-2007 02:41 AM

man top

read that, and come back if you didn't understand a
specific part ....


Cheers,
Tink

syg00 11-13-2007 02:48 AM

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amachina 05-14-2009 05:40 PM

Definitions
 
us: user cpu time
sy: system cpu time
ni: user nice cpu time
id: idle cpu time
wa: io wait cpu time
hi: hardware irq (servicing hardware interrupts)
si: software irq (servicing software interrupts)
st: steal time (time in involuntary wait by virtual cpu while hypervisor is servicing another processor)

man vmstat
man mpstat

vinaytp 09-14-2009 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amachina (Post 3541123)
us: user cpu time
sy: system cpu time
ni: user nice cpu time
id: idle cpu time
wa: io wait cpu time
hi: hardware irq (servicing hardware interrupts)
si: software irq (servicing software interrupts)
st: steal time (time in involuntary wait by virtual cpu while hypervisor is servicing another processor)

man vmstat
man mpstat

Helped a lot....
Thanks a loooot...

send2rawat 09-15-2009 11:40 AM

Thanks a lot.!!!

th00ht 02-18-2010 02:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amachina (Post 3541123)
us: user cpu time
sy: system cpu time
ni: user nice cpu time
id: idle cpu time
wa: io wait cpu time
hi: hardware irq (servicing hardware interrupts)
si: software irq (servicing software interrupts)
st: steal time (time in involuntary wait by virtual cpu while hypervisor is servicing another processor)

Interestingly this information is (stil) missing from the man pages (at least on my distro) so I'm wondering what alternate source you used.


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