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    2-character codes (sy, ni, etc.) in "top" display

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    What do the 2-character codes (sy, ni, etc.) in the "top" display stand for?

    Tasks: 567 total, 2 running, 565 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
    Cpu(s): 6.0%us, 0.6%sy, 0.0%ni, 61.1%id, 32.1%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.3%si, 0.0%st
    Mem: 16777216k total, 16776612k used, 604k free, 0k buffers
    Swap: 16777216k total, 146064k used, 16631152k free, 6194140k cached

    us -> User cpu
    sy -> system cpu
    ni -> nice
    id -> idle (no io)
    wa -> iowait
    hi -> H/w interrupt requests
    si -> S/w interrupt requests

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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