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That's the current CPU frequency; it can be scaled up and down. Have a look in /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0 (or 1, 2, 3), then the cpufreq directory. Check cat scaling_governor. It is probably ondemand (I believe that's the default kernel configuration). Now check scaling_available_frequencies; you'll see a list that for you should start with 2600000. ...


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For answering your question, let us first understand what is kondemand. kondemand is a kernel thread that belongs to the ondemand governor of cpufreq subsystem, which changes the p-states of the system, based on the utilization statistics. Thus it’s something that helps in power management. Reference on kondemand Now coming to your query that why ...


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This is automatic CPU frequency scaling. I suspect that the CPU used by it is actually idled CPU. You can test this by firing up a CPU benchmarking program. You should see the kondemand instances drop to 0% usage. The atop program will display the CPU scaling percentage as well. Different distributions handle this differently and you didn't post yours, so ...



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