[CentOS] CPU usage over estimated?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Jun 4 21:05:26 UTC 2009

on 6-4-2009 5:37 AM Theo Band spake the following:
> I have a quad core CPU running Centos5.
> When I use top, I see that running processes use 245% instead of 100%.
> If I use gkrellm, I just see one core being used 100%.
This one is easy. 4 cpu's, 100% total each, a maximum of 400%.

Since one core is at 100%, the other 145% is spread across the other 3 cores.

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