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How to understand details of CPU usage

I have a VPS server. At the CPU usage chart I see long periods of 50% CPU usage that are not related to chart of visitors of my site: http://c2n.me/iRJplq. I checked top and most of the time fastcgi ...
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high mysqld cpu usage after moving to new server

Just moved to a new (more powerful) server with only one website running on it, no changes on the website, but now I got a horrible high CPU load and I can't find out why. top: top - 22:54:08 up 1 ...
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top command - cpu from processes do not add up

I understand the various types of cpu usage reported by the top command (6.5%us, 17.2%sy, 0.0%ni, etc...), but why does the total %CPU for each process not add up to any of the Cpu(s) values? For ...
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How can I get combined CPU usage for all CPUs in one line on Linux? [closed]

I want to output the following: Average CPU utilization across all cores, over the last n seconds, in a single percentage value. So if I have 4 CPUs and their combined user and system utilization ...
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400% CPU usage for MySQL? What? What should I do?

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 19857 mysql 20 0 514m 47m 3404 S 386 9.7 4511:45 mysqld 15659 www-data 20 0 205m 11m 4856 S 7 2.3 0:00.67 ...
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100% Hardware IRQ while PHP just seems to hang for a second

I'm running the FLOW3 Quickstart on a Fedora machine (virtualized on Windows, if that helps). Each and every single request takes about 1.2 seconds to run the most simple example of this framework. I ...
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top command indicates a different cpu usage than sar command

In my CentOS server, when I check the resources with sar command, user cpu usage is around %15 while in top command the sole 'java' process uses like %99 of cpu. sometimes it's even goes further than ...
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Load average at 1, even though I've stopped all services!

I have a virtual server running Debian 5 where any action is very slow (like password verification when logging in via SSH or doing su). I checked the load average, which is hovering around 1-2. Then ...
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Top command, system column

I'm not great with linux, but I do enjoy the limited exposure I have. We use a virtualised red hat server for software development, and one of the things I have to do is check who's hogging the CPU ...
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What does %st mean in top?

Here is an example from my top: Cpu(s): 6.0%us, 3.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 78.7%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.3%si, 12.0%st I am trying to figure out the significance of the %st field. I read that it means ...
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Ubuntu Linux, interpretation of top command result

I am a newbie to Linux OS and I had trouble on my drupal based sites which had turned out to be really slow. I am using 2 separate servers for hosting and MYSQL. On preforming the top command, I got ...
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On a freeBSD box - CPU idle from TOP is 0% but no process taking up cpu

On a freeBSD box, when I do TOP after starting a process x: CPU states: 34.4% user, 0.0% nice, 64.8% system, 0.8% interrupt, 0.0% idle Here, 0% idle. But the highest cpu using process is x ...
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CPU load on CentOS Plesk server between 50-100% but processes only add up to around 10%

I've got a CentOS based Plesk VPS which keeps on slowing to a crawl. I checked what was happening with top, and found my load averages seem to be frequently spiking to very high numbers. After ...
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Running 'top' with 'Irix mode' off in batch mode

Can anyone tell me how I can tweak the following top command so that it always runs in Solaris mode in a batch mode operation? top -d 3 -n 2 -b -p <PID> I need 'top' to output a process' CPU ...