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top what do these mean ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dolphinuk, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. dolphinuk

    dolphinuk Member

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    What do the letters mean in top, could someone tell me

    Cpu(s): 1.0%us, 1.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 48.2%id, 49.9%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st

    I know: id = idle
    But don't know what the others mean
     
  2. elkram

    elkram Active Member

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    Here are some:

    us = user
    sy = system
    wa = wait (I/O, disk?)

    Regards.
     
  3. SKiran

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    wa = wiating for IO
    us = userspace
    sy = system/kernel
    ni = nice processs
    id = idle
    hi = hardware interrupts
    si = software interrupts
     
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