The CPU (Central Processing Unit), is the chip in the computer that actually performs the operations and calculations that are done as a program runs. It is essentially what executes a program.

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How to determine how much time a process is blocked waiting for networking (socket) activity?

We are having issues with high load (top and uptime) but high CPU idle. Usually, that means high IO wait but that's also low. I believe IO wait typically does not include time a process is blocked ...
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How does the native_cpuid() x86 function set the Extended Processor Info and Feature Bits? [on hold]

The following function from the Linux kernel is a C implementation for utilizing the CPUID call in ASM. static inline void native_cpuid(unsigned int *eax, unsigned int *ebx, ...
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When is the page table of a process loaded in memory?

I'd like to know when is the page table of a particular process loaded in main memory by the OS? Is it when the process gets scheduled? Is the OS capable of directly loading the process page table ...
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Marking TSC unstable due to check_tsc_sync_source failed

My dedicated server has been hanging it out (or just turning off) very often sometimes more than a day, apparently for no reason (according with the technical support department). After that, the only ...
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Fan starts when watching videos through browser plugins on Macbook with Arch

On a Macbook Air (2012) running Arch, after watching a show on Netflix with Google Chrome for ten or 15 minutes, the fan starts; this hardly ever happened with Mac OS. Can something be done?
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What does “cpu MHz” field mean in the /proc/cpuinfo of a hyper-threading cpu?

The CPU is a i7-3770@3.40GHz. It has 4 cores and each core has 2 threads. Here is the dmidecode output: # dmidecode -t 4 # dmidecode 2.9 SMBIOS 2.7 present. Handle 0x0042, DMI type 4, 42 bytes ...
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CPU graph not functioning properly

My conky's cpu graph appears to not be functioning properly. It is just a block as per the screenshot that does not respond to actual cpu usage. Kind of annoying. I have also attached my conkyrc. I ...
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What is the threshold for top to label a process as idle

With the top command I can toggle, whether to list idle processes or not. What is the CPU usage limit for a process to show up as idle or non-idle?
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Fast file access for many threads doing read / write operations?

I have a disk with a lot of data on it and I want to write some code such that thousands of threads can operate on the data. Each thread would work on its own individual file. This will speed up ...
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TCP/UDP socket in order to put on hold processes

I'm working on some bash scripts which will solve "The dining philosophers problem", in order to do so I created two scripts, run.sh and philosopher.sh . In run.sh I run n instances of philosopher.sh ...
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How to make the Windows guest machine use more the one CPU?

I do believe this question has been posted before not only here but on Linux forums as well. However I could not implement the solutions, I am probably missing something obvious. KVM Host: Fedora 23 ...
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Kernel and User space System Calls [closed]

I understand some complex internal of OSes, but I have a large gap in understanding kernel and user space. I will explain how I understand this now. First of all we have RAM for example 8GB, ...
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Ubuntu guest CPU steal 99.7 %

I'm currently running a VPS which appears to have some very strange problems. Running top gives me 99.7 % CPU steal. It's always the same value and started 3 days ago. The same thing happened a while ...
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rcu_sched self-detected stall on cpu after amd driver problems

I made a mess with my VGA driver (I have a Hp 455 probook) because SDL and openGL was having issues to create instances. After some driver reinstallations I decided that was time to reboot, but ...
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Too many rcuos and rcuob processes in my VM

I am running CentOS 7.2 (3.10.0-327.18.2.el7.x86_64) as VMware guest with 2 cpu and 6 GB RAM on my Lenevo W540 iCore 7 having 32 GB RAM. I see 128 processes each for rcuos and rcuob in my VM. This ...
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CPU load and hyperthreading [duplicate]

If I have two physical cores and hyperthreading enabled, is the CPU load computed against two cores or fours? In other words, is complete load indicated by 2.0 or 4.0?
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how to monitor spinlocks

I'm wondering how I could monitor spinlocks. At my client, we have cpu soft lockup failure, for which, if I understand well, spinlock is a likely cause. Different team use that server for predictive ...
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Execute a process always and continuosly in a single CPU Core [duplicate]

I would like to execute a process, which always has to use only one of the CPU core, and continuously run on that single core only. I am using Ubuntu 14.04, How can i achieve this?
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cross comile net snmp for arm processor

i just want to cross compile net snmp for arm cortex a9 (cyclone v soc altera). can anybody tell me how to proceed step by step?in custum board my ram is 4 gb and sd card 8 gb .i want to compile full ...
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CentOS vmtoolsd usage 100%

I am new to CentOS and VirtualBox. I installed CentOS 7 on VirtualBox but see the CPU usage at 100% by vmtoolsd. I tried multiple ways to bring it down e.g. by doing "lodctr /R" and removing open-...
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Is this “Hardware Error” when using Matlab in Fedora really a hardware problem or could it be software?

I often found the following problem when I using Matlab 2012 in Fedora 20, during or after fft calculation or plot figures. The following is the error massage: [ 635.157606] mce: [Hardware Error]: ...
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What is the meaning of Tasks and Running in htop screen?

On my computer it shows Tasks 314; 24 running What do these numbers mean? Is 1 Task = 1 process? Why isn't the number of running tasks = number of CPUs then? (I have more than 24 CPUs) edit. ...
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Control fans of Samsung NP900X3E

I have a Samsung NP900X3E laptop and I would like to control the fans as one of them is making weird noise. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS with "Linux laptop 3.13.0-85-generic #129-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar ...
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How does the kernel assign cpu ids to physical cores?

One may find a lot of info about how to inspect physical cores layout in a running linux system, but I'm wondering how the physical cores are assigned a cpu id in the first place. After experiencing ...
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Why does my cpu never get past 60-70% cpu usage? Where is the bottleneck?

In my CPU graph thingy, I have noticed recently that when compiling stuff I can never seem to reach 100% usage, it just keeps bobbing up and down around 60-70% max. Example: In contrast, this graph ...
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Archlinux laptop overheating

I have a Samsung laptop and installed Archlinux on it. At first everything was fine, I was even surprised at how nice everything was, no driver problems, everything went smooth. I could watch videos ...
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Keep CPU busy at certain percent (to prevent CPU buzzing frequency noises) [closed]

On Dell Inspiron 7559 there is electric buzzing from beneath the keyboard that changes frequency when I touch the touchpad. However, if the CPU is busy I hear no buzzing as the frequency gets out of ...
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Linux:how java applications having 1000 threads are managed by 2 CPU's os?

Linux: 2CPU's, 16gb ram Let's say, for example, tomcat having 1000 threads. How this application threads will be shared between two CPU's, and what is the value of run queue length? In my case when ...
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Linux: Relation between run queue length and load average [duplicate]

Is there any relation between run queue length and load average?. references appreciated
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Can someone please explain the relation of CPU bottleneck on AIX regarding lcpu and r?

# vmstat 60 2 System configuration: lcpu=12 mem=46080MB ent=1.10 kthr memory page faults cpu ----- ----------- ------------------------ ------------...
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What happens when an application is started with the Linux OS [closed]

Assuming os:Linux with 14gb ram, 2 CPU's with 2.50GHz scenarios after launching how many processes will be created and where? if application wants's create 1000 threads, then who will create what ...
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How to add a virtual core to Linux system

Here a virtual core means another CPU core that does not exist physically but can exist just as another core and can be assigned processes naturally by the system. Is it even possible to do this? ...
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Process running in only one processor

I have a 40 v core machine in which a java process running. I can see that this process is running in cpu6 all the time. $watch ps -o pid,psr,comm -p 4076 Every 2.0s: ps -o pid,psr,comm -p 4076 ...
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top command shows dnss running at 290%

We're running software on a CentOS 6.2 virtual machine and it's been crashing quite a lot lately and keeps running slow. I checked the RAM usage, but that's only using 4GB to 5GB of the available 9GB....
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How to limit coredump CPU usage?

I have some process (test) which runs on my machine. Sometimes it crashes and a core dump is generated. Whilst the core dump is being written, the machine is completely frozen (even the mouse pointer ...
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Why is 64bit Ubuntu running Slower? [closed]

I have 2 mostly identical machines, and Acer and a Lenovo, both with Intel Atom 230 CPU @ 1.60GHz and 1GB of DDR2 RAM. The acer has a fresh install of 64Bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS while the Lenovo has the ...
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What do the benchmarks in HardInfo mean?

The program hardinfo is included by default with Lubuntu as a system profiler. It can run 6 different types of benchmarks: -CPU Blowfish -CPU Cryptohash -CPU Fibonacci -CPU N-Queens -FPU FFT -...
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Gnome 3 on openSuse 42.1: Seemingly Random Commands Causing High CPU Usage

I am experiencing intense cycles of high CPU usage on my openSuse laptop. I have noticed my browser intermittently freezing up (and my fan speeding up) and I checked htop and this is what it looks ...
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Is there any command that limits the use of cpu resources by percentage?

So far I've been using nice -n 10, but that's just sets the priority of the command I want to run low, but if there's no other process running at that time the command will take all the remaining cpu ...
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using cpu.cfs_quota_us and cpu.cfs_period_us to limit CPU usage

There are 32 cores in a system (2 cpus each 16 cores) and I want to limit a user to use only 4 cores (100% usage for that 4 cores). There are two kernel parameter for that according to the manuals: ...
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Understanding the top command output on an ARM multicore computer

Ran the top command to check CPU performances and memory usage on the New RPi3 while running a browser. Since we have a 4× ARM Cortex-A53, 1.2GHz, how should I read the result? $ top Mem: 327132K ...
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Surge CP overload but low CPU usage. Got log in issue on web application when it happens. why?

I am unable to login to solaris server via GUI mode. We have checked and found that the DB/oracle session was hung up. GUI was not able to connect to Oracle DB . After clearing the hung counters from ...
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`cpulimit` and `nice` not effective in limiting the cpu usage of a python program that contains heavvy computations using theano

I am running a program written in python that makes heavy computations using theano. As it is a very CPU-intensive program, it is disrupting all my other activies on my laptop. For this reason I ...
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Does Linux typically log system temperature data?

Do mainstream Linux distributions typically log system temperature data, e.g. CPU or HDD temperature? If so, where can those logs be found?
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Dedicated CPU allocation to zone in Solaris 11

I have created a zone called web in Solaris 11. Now I want to allocate one dedicated CPU resource to that zone. But it's throwing an error: "No such entry". I did the following... zonecfg:web> ...
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Does Powersave Mode on the CPU help at all to save power?

I use indicator-cpufreq with Cinnamon to control my CPU-usage and save power, as my battery life has been running low. So, I use indicator-cpufreq to put my CPU in powersave mode. However, I have this ...
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Excessive CPU usage while running Facebook and few other websites

I am running Linux Mint 17 (Linux Kernel 3.13.0-71-generic) on my HP Envy 17j (Core i7, Quad core). The laptop runs normal while using any programs. But when I open facebook.com or similar sites (e.g. ...
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dynadock - Crashes unexpectedly with “Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed”

Whenever connected to my dynadock, my notebook (Linux Mint running Ubuntu 14.04.1) has crashed unexpectedly with: And if I press Ctrl+Alt+F8: [drm:intel_set_cpu_fifo_underrun_reporting [i915] *...
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What is the correct way to view your CPU speed on Linux?

I found two commands to output information about my CPU: cat /proc/cpuinfo and lscpu. /proc/cpuinfo shows that my CPU speed is 2.1 Ghz, whereas lspcu says it is 3167 Mhz. Which one is correct? This ...
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what means 'processor execution level'?

I'm reading about Unix in a book "The design of UNIX operating system". But, in the text middle of process state (e.g wakeup, interrupt), there is term 'raise processor execution level'. What does "...