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 > > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"