On 2007-10-09 22:01, Paul Schmehl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Is there a way to start a process so that memory and CPU usage can be > tracked closely enough to determine what the cause of 100% CPU use > would be? I've got a box, recently installed 6.2 RELEASE with xorg > 7.3 installed, and when X is started, CPU goes to 100% and stays > there. > > Here's the bad machine > 1510 pauls 1 0 0 277M 7076K rdnrel 0 13:41 100.05% Xorg > > Here's my desktop > 868 root 1 96 0 202M 134M select 119:09 0.00% Xorg > > As you can see, memory and CPU use is sky high on the "bad" box. > Rather than blow it away and reinstall, I'd like to try to figure out > what's wrong and fix it. What utilities could I use to do that?
Are you running `powerd' in `adaptive' mode on the 100%-CPU system? I've seen this happening on FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT a few times, when powerd(8) lowered the CPU frequency to a minimum and X.org started consuming 100% CPU. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"