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Re: layout for top's CPU utilization display
In article <20080512115559.GZ27619%hairylemon.org@localhost>,
Andrew Doran <ad%netbsd.org@localhost> wrote:
>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.
Linux allows for a toggle to either display a line per cpu or a single line
giving the cpu summary. I'd go for that.
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