question about cpu usage as shown in top

Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - General' started by doulos, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. doulos

    doulos Member

    I am curious as to why on core is running at 100% all the time (if I am reading it correctly). I also have a VPS from another provider and runs at 75-100% but most of the time it is not 100%. Note: I'm in the process of moving everything over here.

    top - 07:51:29 up 63 days, 13:18, 2 users, load average: 0.01, 0.20, 0.71
    Tasks: 49 total, 1 running, 48 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
    Cpu(s): 0.0%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni,100.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
     
  2. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

  3. doulos

    doulos Member

  4. Roberto

    Roberto New Member

    Old post but plase...can confirm that is not that the cpu is used at 100%....as I have only a website and not visitor over me :)
    Idle

    Min:79.17 Max:99.99 Avg:99.82
    IOWAIT
    Min:0.00 Max:0.72 Avg:0.00
     
  5. phpAddict

    phpAddict Active Member

    You're fine.
    Idle means your CPU is not doing anything. So your CPU was not used for an average of 99.82% of the time. At it's highest usage your CPU was still 79.17% idle.
    IOWAIT means your CPU was waiting on your drive to provide data. An average IOWAIT of 0 is great.
     
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  6. Roberto

    Roberto New Member

    Thank you now I understand :)
     

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