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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Elementary OS Gala using more than 100% CPU constantly

I am using ElementaryOS with the default Drivers and my Gala process is constantly using tons of CPU (sometimes more than 200%). I have looked everywhere but couldnt find a solution. I tried to ...
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FreeBSD throttle cpu clock on high temperature

I'm using a laptop with bad cooling system, so my CPU sometimes hits very high temperature, and linux kernel is able to throttle cpu clock to cool it as I can see in dmesg: [22612.245243] CPU3: Core ...
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32-bit, 64-bit CPU op-mode on Linux

I'm confused. Running Fedora Linux, lscpu yields: Architecture: i686 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit ... But when I try to install a 64-bit program (Chrome) I get error like: ...
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upowerd consuming 100% cpu

upowerd is consuming nearly 100% of CPU. I am currently affected by this issue on both a Lenovo Thinkpad E520 and on a desktop PC running Core i7 and Asus Z170a motherboard. Both run Kubuntu 15.10. ...
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Can a single core of a cpu process more than one process?

This is the reasoning for my question is what I read in a text book which states: Each CPU (or core) can be working on one process at a time. I'm assuming that this used to be accurate but is no ...
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Intel Turbo Boost apparently activated for no reason?

The other day, I reinstalled my operating system (Crunchbang, fork of Debian). For some reason my fan has been running at full speed (and blowing colder-than-room-temperature air) even though I'm ...
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How to know number of cores of a system in Linux?

I wanted to find out how many cores my system has. So I searched the same question in google. I got some commands such as: $ lscpu command. When I tried this command, it gave me the following result: ...
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What is the power dissipation of the CPU and how does it work?

I'm looking into TLP and there is this setting that I don't know what does it do: # Set Intel P-state performance: 0..100 (%) # Limit the max/min P-state to control the power dissipation of the CPU. ...
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Linux Mint CPU cores balancing and high temperature

I am using Linux Mint. My laptop has a Core i5 CPU. When I check the system monitor, it shows that the CPU 1 usage is between 90 to 100% and CPU 2,3,4 are less than 5%. Why doesn't it balance ...
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Type and the speed of CPU using the lscpu command

I want to determine the type and speed of my CPU so I executed the CPU command, However, I have some confusion, so from my output I can't really determine what is my CPU type and my speed is 1600 ...
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Supervisord at 99% cpu usage

I've installed supervisord using: sudo apt-get install supervisor on my Ubuntu 14.04 server as per the instructions in the Laravel documentation. I've noticed that the supervisorctl process on my ...
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Understanding the output of /proc/cpuinfo

I have a LeMaker HiKey development board. I purchased it for testing a couple of libraries on ARM64 cpu architecture. The board provides two Cortex-A53 processors, provides eight cores, and uses ...
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How to sort ps output to find processes realtime priority and identify processess currently occupied running queue

How to properly identify real-time processes currently occupied CPU queue and count them using ps? I know there is a bunch of fileds like prio,rtprio,pri,nice but do not know correct to use. It seems ...
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Debian jessie boot hangs at “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes.”

I just upgraded my MOBO and CPU on my PC, and now whenever I try and boot my debian install it hangs at [ OK ] Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes. Is there an way I can boot into my ...
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List the CPU utilizations for each screen

How can I list all screens launched with screen along with their CPU utilizations? (screen -ls gives the lists of screens but not their CPU utilization) By CPU utilization of a screen, I mean the sum ...
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“rcu_preempt detected stalls on CPUs / tasks” message appears to continue

My board continues to display the message below. The terminal does not have any input. What is it with the following message, which I know? (T, g, c, q ...) What is the cause of this phenomenon? ...
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How to distinguish between v2 and v3 of Xeon processors?

I'm trying to determine what processor my server is running. I tried looking at /proc/cpuinfo, using lshw and dmidecode. In all of them I get: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31220 @ 3.10GHz How do I ...
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Invoking CPU Stress

Looking for an app or tool to invoke CPU usage on my virtual Linux and Unix guests. I found the app "stress" from a post on Stackoverflow, but curious what the Unix/Linux crowd would recommend.
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eldoc mode makes emacs use 100% cpu

When I use eldoc, I add this to .emacs: (add-hook 'emacs-lisp-mode-hook 'turn-on-eldoc-mode) (add-hook 'lisp-interaction-mode-hook 'turn-on-eldoc-mode) (add-hook 'ielm-mode-hook ...
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Process scheduling and core allocation on big.LITTLE CPUs

Recent ARM chips, like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, seem to be using a hybrid architecture called "big.LITTLE" with cores of different architectures and speeds combined into one CPU. On a Linux (or ...
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Weird cpu-load pattern

I am facing a strange (and rather annoying) problem with my laptop set-up: dual boot "Windows 10" and "Linux Deepin 14.2 (based on ubuntu)" problem: starting up with linux at the beginning ...
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/proc/cpuinfo showing zero cpu clock speed

I saw an interesting issue where the cpuinfo file from /proc filesystem shows the cpu clock speed as zero. It is a physical host with no virtualization. Can someone explain to me some probable reasons ...
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High CPU usage after Version Upgrade

Not sure if is related to the version upgrade but since I have updated my Raspberry to Linux version 4.1.13+ (dc4@dc4-XPS13-9333) (gcc version 4.8.3 20140303 (prerelease) (crosstool-NG ...
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generate key for licensing purposes

I am interested to know if there is a way to allow a user of a web application to log in the application in the following way: 1) Generate a unique key (for licensing purposes) based on unique ...
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What are software and hardware interrupts, and how are they processed?

I am not sure if I understand the concept of hardware and software interrupts. If I understand correctly, the purpose of a hardware interrupt is to get some attention of the CPU, part of implementing ...
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Assign virtual core number to specific real core

Is there any way to assign ''linux core numbers'' to specific real cores? I'm working with an asymmetric architecture, so not all cores are the same, and I want to assign specific cores number to ...
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Why is kworker consuming so many resources on Linux 3.0.0-12-server?

Last Friday I upgraded my Ubuntu server to 11.10, which now runs with a 3.0.0-12-server kernel. Since then the overall performance has dropped dramatically. Before the upgrade the system load was ...
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Taskset does not Work Properly

When I type the command top The first row of the output is 29646 Usernam+ 20 0 7041320 1.047g 105604 S 1267 0.6 256:11.86 MATLAB As you can see, the CPU utilization is 1267%. That means, ...
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Number of cores on FreeBSD

What would the equivalent of Debian's nproc be in FreeBSD? I'm trying to include this in a bash script variable so if it could just print out the number of cores that would be fantastic.
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Should I install the AMD/Intel microcode packages when running Debian?

Should I install the AMD/Intel microcode packages when running Debian? What exactly do they do, and when should/shouldn't I install them? Why are they in non-free?
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SNMP Temperature with lm sensor

I have just managed to put in SNMP the lm sensor output. However, I have an alarm due to a fake threshold of Temperature SYSTIN (see output) nct6776-isa-0290 Adapter: ISA adapter Vcore: +1.02 ...
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Getting cpu usage same every time.

When I execute following command to get cpu usage , I get nice + user cpu usage. top -b -n1 | grep "Cpu(s)" | awk '{print $2 + $4}' Output: 14.5 Here I am getting problem is that the output ...
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What do the flags in /proc/cpuinfo mean?

How can I tell whether my processor has a particular feature? (64-bit instruction set, hardware-assisted virtualization, cryptographic accelerators, etc.) I know that the file /proc/cpuinfo contains ...
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Why is 'steal' time gradually increasing?

I'm tracking CPU usage on a VM on a lightly-loaded host. Everything appears to be functioning normally on all the VMs, but collectd is reporting a gradually increasing 'steal' time: The actual ...
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How to install dia on my debian8 64 cpu?

dpkg --add-architecture i386 root@hws:/home/debian8# dpkg -i /home/debian8/Downloads/dia_0.97.2-5_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package dia. (Reading database ... 87794 files and ...
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CPU > 80% - how can I debug?

I am running a laravel application on a Ubuntu 14.04 digital ocean vps and I am using New Relic to monitor the server. I got an email alert that my CPU usage was above 80%. I logged in to New Relic ...
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So what are logical cpu cores (as opposed to physical cpu cores)?

I was googling about how I could find the number of CPUs in a machine and I found some posts but I am confused as some mentioned that you get the logical cores vs physical cores etc. So what is the ...
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Can rsync command run using multiple cpu?

I executed this command but it took long time when checking checksum. Load average was 1.00 at all times. Can rsync command run using multiple cpu? $ rsync --checksum -av -e ssh /usr/local/xxx/* ...
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Under what circumstances, if any, will the result of reading /proc/cpuinfo change?

What I understand so far is that when a program opens and reads any file under /proc/, the kernel will generate the information on the fly. In the specific case of cpuinfo most of that data is ...
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How to launch i7z_GUI?

I tried many ways to launch an application i7z_GUI on Debian, but it just won't start. I tried it both as root as shown below and as a user. su-to-root -X -c /usr/sbin/i7z_GUI gksu -u root ...
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how to get processor that thread is currently assigned to?

I've found such column in ps -elF: PSR processor that process is currently assigned to. I need something similar but for threads. ps huH p 1234 prints threads of process 1234, can I somehow add ...
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CPU Pipe Underrun Errors

Every time upon booting and then unlocking my GUI session on Kali Linux 2.0, I get another of this error in Virtual Console 1: [ 1235.586792] [drm:intel_set_cpu_fifo_underrun_reporting [i915]] ...
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What tools can I use to diagnose the exact reason for laptop slowness? And how do I use those tools?

I am running Linux Mint 17 on my laptop. When using applications (mainly Web Browsers) the machine freezes for little time periods. The CPU indicates 100% usage at such times, but this only seems to ...
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Relationship between Interface Speed and Processing times

I have a question regarding processing time delays. I want to know: is there a relationship between the rate of data packets received and their processing time at the receiving host, or is the ...
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Get cpu usage average for the last 5 seconds

I am trying to find an alternative to this command: mpstat 5 1 Even though it works as i need, but it have a delay of 5 seconds, i need something similar, but that will give me instantly the CPU ...
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How cpu works in conky

I' m trying to setup conky and I saw that I can use from cpu0 to cpu4 CPU0 ${cpu cpu0}% ${cpubar cpu0} CPU1 ${cpu cpu1}% ${cpubar cpu1} CPU2 ${cpu cpu2}% ${cpubar cpu2} CPU3 ${cpu cpu3}% ${cpubar ...
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cron Vs. sleep - which is the better one in terms of efficient cpu/memory utilization?

The Case: I need to run some commands/script at certain intervals of time and for this I have two options - 1. set up a cron-job or, 2. implement a loop with sleep in the script itself. Question: ...
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How to check that AES-NI is supported by my CPU?

Howcan I check if my CPU supports the AES-NI instruction set under Linux/UNIX.
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Number of CPU cores versus frequency of cores in Qemu/Virtualbox

I plan to build a workstation mainly for running virtual machines. There will be dozens of virtual machines and they do not execute computationally expensive tasks. I will use mainly Qemu(with KVM ...
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CPU and core usage stats

I'm running some programs on a server and I would like to know how much % cpu I'm taking up and how many cores are being utilised by my process. To clarify, the server has 16 CPUs, all quad-core. I ...