On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:07:54PM -0800, mojo fms wrote: > > What would cause top to report back 0.0% cpu usage across the top row? It > shows the minmal adverage and max correctly and seems to show the correct > amount for the processes.
How about showing us the lines of top that seem to be a problem? I think you are reading the load averages which have a different meaning than "current cpu usage". They are the load averages over 1, 5 & 15 mins respectively. ie: the average number of processes *running* (processes spend most of their time "idle". RUN in the State column of top shows when a process is actually using the cpu). If your machine is virtually idle then the 1 minute load average will be 0 or close to 0 and is normal. If you've just turned on your machine or it's been sitting idle for 15 mins then the other load averages will also be 0. E.g: On this machine doing not a lot: last pid: 96158; load averages: 0.00, 0.04, 0.05 up 1+23:50:42 17:41:46 (7.1 RELEASE) > > Copyright (c) 1992-2009 The FreeBSD Project. > Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 > The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. > FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation. > FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jan 1 14:37:25 UTC 2009 > r...@logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC > Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0 > CPU: Intel Pentium III (996.77-MHz 686-class CPU) > Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x68a Stepping = 10 [snip] Regards, -- Frank Contact info: http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/contact.html _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"