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Date:      Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:33:20 -0800
From:      Chuck Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
To:        Alexander Best <arundel@freebsd.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: deciphering top(1) output
Message-ID:  <2F104DA0-9420-4E7A-9023-A7C6AC5EC173@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110212002129.GA95360@freebsd.org>
References:  <20110212002129.GA95360@freebsd.org>

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On Feb 11, 2011, at 4:21 PM, Alexander Best wrote:
> a) my system is 100% idle, since no processes except the idle process takes up
>   up CPU time or
> b) that a or some processes take up 2% CPU time which aren't being shown or
> c) that each of my cpu core is only 86.6/89.4% idle?

It means (c).  Kernel activity, short-lived transient processes, and imperfections in sampling data are the other ~13 / 10 %....

Regards,
-- 
-Chuck




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