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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by doct66, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. doct66

    doct66 Member

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    I notice in top command, cpu usage is pretty high:
    Cpu(s): 0.3% us, 1.0% sy, 0.0% ni, 42.3% id, 3.0% wa, 53.3% hi, 0.0% si

    However, I have no idea what "53.3% hi" refers to. I know id = idle, and us=user, sy=system, but what does wa, hi, si eash mean?
     
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    wa=wait (for disk access), hi=hardware interrupt, si=software interrupt i believe
     
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    hardware interupt...what causes this to go high?
     
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