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Is there any way to find out from terminal which process is causing high CPU Usage ?

It would also be useful to order processes in descending order of cpu Usage

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top will display what is using your CPU. If you have it installed, htop allows you more fine-grained control, including filtering by—in your case—CPU

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ps -eo pcpu,pid,user,args | sort -k1 -r | head -10

Works for me, show the top 10 cpu using threads

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You can probably use ps xo pid,cmd --sort=%cmd | tail -1, but top will show in real time.

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