On 05/23/2014 15:05, John Baldwin wrote:
> Right now, when top is set to not display idle processes or threads, it only
> displays processes or threads that are currently in a runnable state or have
> non-zero %cpu. However, our %cpu is quite imprecise. I have patch to change
> top to instead compare the thread or processes runtime (ki_runtime in
> kinfo_proc) against the runtime of the thread or process the last time data
> was fetched. In essence, top will consider any thread that has run on a CPU
> since the last update as non-idle. The end result is that mostly-idle
> and processes will now be visible in top's idle display. Personally, I find
> this more useful (and find the current implementation completely useless).
> The patch is at http://people.freebsd.org/~jhb/patches/top_idle.patch
I think I would much prefer the behavior with your patch.
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