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Re: layout for top's CPU utilization display

In article <>,
Andrew Doran  <> 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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