November 26, 2013

Linux CPU Statistics Explored


Running top can give you a good high level overview of the overall health of your server at the time you are looking at it. One of the most useful statistics presented is the %Cpu line, which is split into eight sections, each representing a possible state of a task using CPU resources. In my previous article on using top, I briefly mentioned three of the eight sections I glance at when troubleshooting a server. Today, I'd like to take a closer look.


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