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Date:      Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:11:45 -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:  <8358B2AB-F262-4863-A5B0-FF1A08EA5BBE@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110212010816.GA1450@freebsd.org>
References:  <20110212002129.GA95360@freebsd.org> <2F104DA0-9420-4E7A-9023-A7C6AC5EC173@mac.com> <20110212004100.GA98882@freebsd.org> <2325F972-050A-4CA2-9900-27000776E52A@mac.com> <20110212010816.GA1450@freebsd.org>

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On Feb 11, 2011, at 5:08 PM, Alexander Best wrote:
> also i noticed that when a processes CPU activity goes up to let's say 10% and
> then down again to 0% this doesn't mean that the idle process will jump to 200%
> instantly, but it takes ~ 10 seconds for it to reclaim the CPU activity that
> was used by the other process beforehand.

WCPU stands for "weighted CPU", and is an average over time.
Use -C flag if you want "raw" CPU instead....

Regards,
-- 
-Chuck




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