On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 10:05:38PM -0400, Joe Altman wrote: > > The idle task is the kernel thread that runs when the kernel is not > > doing anything else more meaningful like running user processes or > > servicing I/O. It takes care of running some low-priority tasks like > > pre-zeroing memory pages in preparation for future demand. > > So, should it be in a constant state of RUN, and consume more than 90% > of CPU and WCPU for more than twenty four hours?
If your machine is more than 90% idle, yes. > I've taken another look at this, and just noticed that there are tasks > with NICE ranging from 52 to -187 in 'top -SU root'...I'm not freaked > out by this, but note that I read the man page which indicates that > possible values range from 20 to -20. Yes, read what the -S option to top does. Kris
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