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Re: layout for top's CPU utilization display

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 07:48:56AM -0400, Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc. wrote:

> Anyway, beyond 4-6 lines it's not very likely that many of us can sum  
> up the total utilization on every update, even if it is only once  
> every 5 seconds.  A more dedicated, and hopefully more graphical,  
> display would be best if the goal is to visualize individual CPU usage  
> (say to verify the fairness of the scheduler and/or the achieved  
> parallelism of the workload).  For the likes of 'top' and 'systat' it  
> is probably best to just give the overall CPU utilization on one line.

I agree, a seperate 'mpstat' tool for CPU stats and top/systat reporting
overall CPU usage is what I would go for.


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