From: Netocrat <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Why am I not using 100% of cpu? Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 22:56:36 +1000 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: <email@example.com>
<firstname.lastname@example.org> On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 09:01:34 -0400, Dave Sill wrote: > Netocrat <email@example.com> writes: > >> Do you mean top or vmstat? In another post you wrote that the output was >> from vmstat, in which case perhaps your kernel version is too old. > > Both top and vmstat. > >> From the vmstat manpage: >> wa: Time spent waiting for IO. Prior to Linux 2.5.41, shown as zero. > > Well, that's bogus. If they're not reporting valid data, they should > make it look like valid data. If they'd used a dash instead of a 0, > I'd have known what was going on. Thanks for pointing that out. > > So now the question is: is I/O wait time counted as idle/system/user > time, or is it just not counted at all? I forgot to include the preceding line which would have made a difference; here they both are: id: Time spent idle. Prior to Linux 2.5.41, this includes IO-wait time. wa: Time spent waiting for IO. Prior to Linux 2.5.41, shown as zero. -- https://members.dodo.com.au/~netocrat
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