[CentOS] question about top output

Mon Mar 23 14:01:54 UTC 2009
Mogens Kjaer <mk at crc.dk>

Greenseid, Joseph M (IS) wrote:
> hi all,
> below is the output of top off a machine i have, sorted by CPU
> utilization.
> my question is, how can all 8 CPUs say they're pegged at 100% user
> utilization, when there are just these 8 processes saying they're
> using 25% of a CPU each, and no other processes showing up taking any
> resources?  i have run this test on other machines and they act as
> expected.  i found this b/c this node was running a lot slower for
> some reason, and i can't figure out why.  there are no error messages
> anywhere...

What happens if you stop, say half, of the xhpl processes?

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