[wdvltalk-social] [OT] system idle process

joseph harris 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 
>> received
>> 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 
>> again.
>> 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 
> processes.
> -- 
> 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?


Joseph Harris 

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