"top" shows different CPU usage than "ps faux"
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> Sent: maandag 6 februari 2012 13:16
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> Subject: "top" shows different CPU usage than "ps faux"
> I just noticed that "top" shows a CPU usage percentage markedly
> different than "ps faux" for example.
> In this case, a java process running at 433% in "ps faux" is shown as
> runnging at 661.4% in "top"
> Both programs get their data from the /proc filesystem I imagine, so
> there could be a summation bug in either of them.
> Or is there some rational explanation?
> Best reagrds,
Just a guess but doesn't ps show a point in time while top shows an average of the last X seconds?
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