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why top gives cpu percents more than 100%

see below statistics by "top -u steve", something is wrong with top? PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 3490 steve 20 0 10444 312 248 R 114 0.0 23:33.22 ...
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Identify which process is responsible for heavy disk i/o under FreeBSD

I wonder how I can monitor which process takes out all my IO bandwith. The only command i know is gstat but it shows cumulative info. Is there any tools i can use to inspect the running processes for ...
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Collect output of top command displayed with separate option

I would be grateful to you for some details about the top command output achieved using the hotkey "A". I suppose the it gives back the swap usage per PID: it is right, isn't it? Could you please ...
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Is it possible to change the cmdline of a running process (to more easily identify it in top, for example)?

I run a number of linux servers with VMware Server 2. When their response time is not so hot or the load average goes up, I open up top to see what's going on, or for our production servers I have top ...
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Show full process name in top

I'm running a rails stack on ubuntu. When I ps -AF, I get a descriptive process name set by the apache module like 00:00:43 Rails: /var/www... which is really helpful in diagnosing load issues. ...
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How do I change the output line length from the “top” linux command running in batch mode

The following command is useful to capture the current processes that are taking up the most CPU and store to a file: top -c -b -n 1 > top.log The -c flag is particularly useful because it gives ...