terowth

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Hello,

Can someone please explain what exactly the %CPU value under Top Processes means.

The top part which is classified by user makes sense and is explained, the load % is divided by 4 (the number of cores), to show a correct amount of usage. But for top processes, there is no explanation and often times i see them add up to well over 100% (120% to be exact), but the total amount used by all users is under 0.2% (in the top table).

I just got this set up 3 days ago and I only have 2 small sites on it and am the only user of the vps.

So can anyone explain what exactly the CPU% for the bottom table means (top processes).

Thanks
 

GaryT

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sometimes they can g that high but its not constant use, It could be just a script or something updating.

You should only worry if the usuage of top is constant high usuage.
 

terowth

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I don't mean the top command in linux, but the "top processes" table in the daily process log.

I guess it might mean the top amount of CPU that process used at any one point during the day? Can't come up with any other explanation of the numbers.
 

GaryT

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That just shown the max output of what each domain has done for the day, with the CPU and what memory, Also including what directory the script came from.