[wdvltalk-social] [OT] system idle process
smilepoet at vfemail.net
Thu Jan 24 12:49:00 GMT 2008
From: "David Precious"
> Adam Cork wrote:
>> I used to be on this (and the main WDVL list) but set my
>> status to idle
>> on both, as I wasn't getting time to run through the mail I
>> each day (mainly on the main list). But since the server
>> changeover on
>> the social list, I appear to have been set to receive messages
>> I thought I should make my presence known, don't know if any
>> of you
>> remember me - I never posted much before.
> I remember you Adam - welcome back :)
>> Anyway, Joseph, the system idle process is designed to account
>> for all
>> unused CPU time, so will often show 99% usage. Basically
>> whatever isn't
>> used up by other processes.
> Exactly right - the "idle process" isn't really a process at
> all, it's
> just showing what CPU usage isn't being used by other
> David Precious
> davidp at preshweb.co.uk :: http://blog.preshweb.co.uk/
Thank you both and Hi! Adam. In that case is there a useful way
of finding out why the machine is so 'sticky' at present.
Occasionally it works at a reasonable speed, but mostly it comes
as near as may be to a cracsh without the actual blood on the
road. [Sorry Matt, don't let me put you off ;-)].
I imagine it is cloggy registry syndrome, but maybe I should
start somewhere else?
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