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centosfan 10-03-2009 03:59 PM

Anyone knows what is kondemand?
I know that is system component of cent os 5,but for some reason sometime it jumps to 20 percent of usage of cpu.And i cant find anything about it on google.On other servers it is on 0 cpu constantly that process.Can anyone give me more details about it?

AlucardZero 10-03-2009 04:04 PM

Nothing on Google? Really?

centosfan 10-04-2009 05:28 AM


Originally Posted by AlucardZero (Post 3706471)
Nothing on Google? Really?

Actually i already saw that.

AlucardZero 10-04-2009 08:43 AM

So - that's kondemand.

centosfan 10-04-2009 02:35 PM

Well yes i guess that would answer my thread question,but still question is why i takes up to 20 percent of cpu.

cyent 11-09-2010 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by AlucardZero (Post 3706471)
Nothing on Google? Really?

This thread is now the number one hit on google! And the answer to the question is look to google.


My world is imploding.. soon there will be no answers, only replies telling you to ask google.

AlucardZero 11-09-2010 05:50 PM

So.. did you click my links?


For the uninitiated, kondemand is a kernel thread that belongs to the ondemand governor of cpufreq subsystem, which changes the p-states of the system, based on the utilization statistics. Thus it’s something that helps in power management.
Did you have a specific question other than "what is it"?

mlevy1123 04-29-2011 12:51 PM

I had a problem with that damn process chewing up 70% of my CPU on my laptop. The solution was to take out the battery, unplug the laptop, and wait about 10 seconds. Prior to this I had shutdown and re-boot numerous times. For some reason only after disconnecting the battery AND SHUTTING THE LAPTOP OFF, solved the problem. That process (kondemand) still runs, but now only at .1% of CPU.

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