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Re: [opensuse] Hight load to CPU
  • From: "John Andersen" <jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 11:09:47 -0700
  • Message-id: <60fb01490804011109j4a8cfb63l5758a8e27f0a89d9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 10:25 AM, alex <alex@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello all,

strange hight load on CPU and slow work of system some time.
CPU is CoreDuo E6550, 2 Gb memory. Nvidia GT8500 with Nvidia drivers
(x11-video-nvidiaG01 & nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-default)
Suse 10.3 64 bit. Installed one week ago only.

What is wrong in my system?

May be i must to disable "powerd"? i use it on desktop computer and not
want to save any electricity.

- 21:52:42 up 6:58, 9 users, load average: 1.02, 1.08, 1.03
Tasks: 154 total, 1 running, 151 sleeping, 0 stopped, 2 zombie
Cpu(s): *31.6%us*, 0.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 65.1%id, 3.0%wa, 0.0%hi,
0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 2061856k total, 2045620k used, 16236k free, 113500k buffers
Swap: 2152636k total, 1456k used, 2151180k free, 954008k cached

2735 root 25 0 979m 131m 10m S *61* 6.5 258:28.25 Xorg
12819 vader 15 0 254m 137m 26m S 2 6.8 3:21.77 flock-bin
3299 vader 15 0 167m 25m 12m S 0 1.3 0:10.42 konsole
1 root 18 0 808 300 244 S 0 0.0 0:00.48 init

Not nearly enough info to diagnose your problem from here.

The only thing taking any big CPU time is Xorg, which you kind of expect.
Watch top for a while and see who is getting bumped up to the top of the

Also press the digit 1 while top is running to break out statistics for
each processor separately.

Who are these 9 users? I usually have only 1 or two at once on a
personal machine.

Shut down yast. It can be resource intensive while it is updating

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