I am using a quad core CPU for my db server.
The top command shows one line about CPU utilization on top. It shows around 70-80%id (idle), which is cool, but the MySQL process shows %CPU column at a much higher value, more than 100%, sometimes more than 300%.
Is this a problem?
We are having issues with Mysql, it keeps crashing, want to find out if it's because of CPU getting hogged.
Here is the top output screen shot - http://tinypic.com/r/2mwffco/7