last pid: 11406;  load averages:  0.07,  0.02,
0.00                           up 2+20:54:15  15:36:35
23 processes:  1 running, 22 sleeping
CPU:  0.0% user,  0.0% nice,  0.0% system,  0.0% interrupt,  0.0% idle

That is what it is displaying, the load adverage isnt it, its just the CPU
stats.  It always displays 0.0% all the way across the board with the
machine idle or doing any kind of work.

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 10:03 AM, Frank Shute <fr...@shute.org.uk> wrote:

> 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
>
>
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