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I have used both
cat /proc/uptime commands. I know the idle time in the later can be greater than running time (multiprocessors). However, when I add both running and idle times, and compare it to the
uptime (5:30 hrs) they are not equal. I assume it's because the
uptime returns the real time and the
cat /proc/uptime returns processor(s) time.
Short things clear, I want to know the reason exactly and I want to know which one to choose, according to the topic.
Also, is it possible to get the processor(s) time in the last 24 hours?
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*Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise *