F9 'top' output: cpu usage of busy process over 100 percent ??

Tom Horsley tom.horsley at att.net
Mon Jul 14 11:49:51 UTC 2008

On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 00:46:42 -0700 (PDT)
Rob <spamrefuse at yahoo.com> wrote:

> As you can see, at this particular time incident, the yum process consumes
> 101.0 percent of CPU. This must be an error. Is it?
> Also, I've never noticed this before, I therefor think this is introduced with
> F9 or F8 (I used F7 until today).

Top has always done that. The stats it uses are just estimates and sometimes
can wind up off by a bit. I think some versions of top may have explicitly
checked to see if the total wound up over 100% and set it back to 100 so
the glitch wouldn't show up :-).

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