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Old 11-13-2007, 12:41 AM   #1
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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


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Old 11-13-2007, 02:41 AM   #2
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man top

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


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Old 05-14-2009, 05:40 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 09-14-2009, 10:41 AM   #5
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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...
 
Old 09-15-2009, 11:40 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot.!!!
 
Old 02-18-2010, 02:20 AM   #7
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Quote:
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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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