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Old 12-15-2007, 01:52 PM   #1
Mysticle31
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Teach me about conky and linux resource management... How do I read load? CPU avg?


I've been playing with conky and noticed some interesting things. I've got conky all set up baised on a bunch of config files that I've seen.

I created a Total CPU usage bar, a Core 1 usage bar, and a Core 2 usage bar. I have a Hyperthreading P4. This moment I am running 10% core 1, 56% core 2, 33% total. How does it come to the total figures? Sometimes I will see it say something like 2% core 1, 5% core 2, 5% total. I don't understand.

Sometimes, right now for example, my disk I/O is saying 110.3MiB but the graph is empty. Why? Nautilus is going nuts!
I know the graph works because I've seen it active on file transfers and other things.

Sometimes the downspeed in networking will read 0 k/s, but the total downloaded number will be increasing! Why?

How do I convert to US units for my temperature? How do I convert it to say MB instead of MiB, or kbps instead of k/s? These are not units that I added to say. They are done by the $(whatever) command.

How do I read the system load numbers? I realize one is the load in the past minute, the other is the load in the past 2 minutes, and the other is the past 15 minutes. But what is the scale out of?


Here is bouns question. Why is my nautilus taking up 10-30% of my CPU and thrashing my hard drive. This is vista all over again! I can't open any nautilus windows. I have to go terminate nautilus.

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Last edited by Mysticle31; 12-15-2007 at 01:58 PM.
 
Old 12-15-2007, 06:18 PM   #2
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It looks like it's averaging the two cores' usage.
 
  


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