Kernel 126.96.36.199, Slackware 12.0
top: procps 3.2.7
Running top, I read, in the summary area,
Cpu(s): 1.7%us, 0.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 97.7%id, 0.0%wa, 0.3%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
I have inspected top's man page all through, looking for the meaning of us, sy, ..., st and I haven't been able to find it. Falling back to wikipedia, I found a link to the man page, but it was dated September 2002, same as my own man page. Then I went to procps' site> FAQ, with no better success.
In my system, top is contained in the procps-3.2.7-i486-2 package. So I looked into the package listing, but I couldn't find any info file (those files that are read by means of the info command). I could look under /usr/doc, in the corresponding subdirs but I know before hand such details will not be dealt with there.
I find it hard to believe that the abbreviations mentioned above are not explained anywhere. Could you give me a source for such information? Thanks.