All of lore.kernel.org
 help / color / mirror / Atom feed
From: Con Kolivas <kernel@kolivas.org>
To: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
Cc: "Vassili Karpov" <av1474@comtv.ru>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: CPU load
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 17:08:14 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200702121708.14915.kernel@kolivas.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070212165554.42d12419.sfr@canb.auug.org.au>

On Monday 12 February 2007 16:55, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 16:44:22 +1100 "Con Kolivas" <kernel@kolivas.org> wrote:
> > The kernel looks at what is using cpu _only_ during the timer
> > interrupt. Which means if your HZ is 1000 it looks at what is running
> > at precisely the moment those 1000 timer ticks occur. It is
> > theoretically possible using this measurement system to use >99% cpu
> > and record 0 usage if you time your cpu usage properly. It gets even
> > more inaccurate at lower HZ values for the same reason.
>
> That is not true on all architecures, some do more accurate accounting by
> recording the times at user/kernel/interrupt transitions ...

Indeed. It's certainly the way the common more boring pc architectures do it 
though.

-- 
-ck

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-12  6:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-12  5:33 Vassili Karpov
2007-02-12  5:44 ` Con Kolivas
2007-02-12  5:54   ` malc
2007-02-12  6:12     ` Con Kolivas
2007-02-12  7:10       ` malc
2007-02-12  7:29         ` Con Kolivas
2007-02-12  5:55   ` Stephen Rothwell
2007-02-12  6:08     ` Con Kolivas [this message]
2007-02-12 14:32   ` Pavel Machek
2007-02-13 22:01     ` malc
2007-02-13 22:08       ` Con Kolivas
2007-02-14  7:28         ` malc
2007-02-14  8:09           ` Con Kolivas
2007-02-14 20:45           ` Pavel Machek
2007-02-25 10:35             ` malc
2007-02-26  9:28               ` Pavel Machek
2007-02-26 10:42                 ` malc
2007-02-26 16:38                   ` Randy Dunlap
2007-02-12 18:05   ` malc
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2018-03-27 11:44 CPU Load Ryan Meulenkamp
2018-03-29  1:24 ` Andre McCurdy
2018-03-29  6:42   ` Jussi Laako
2007-02-12 16:57 CPU load Andrew Burgess
2007-02-12 18:15 ` malc
2002-07-10 14:50 David Chow
2002-07-10 16:54 ` William Lee Irwin III
2002-07-10 17:49   ` Robert Love
2002-07-26 17:38     ` David Chow

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=200702121708.14915.kernel@kolivas.org \
    --to=kernel@kolivas.org \
    --cc=av1474@comtv.ru \
    --cc=linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=sfr@canb.auug.org.au \
    --subject='Re: CPU load' \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

This is an external index of several public inboxes,
see mirroring instructions on how to clone and mirror
all data and code used by this external index.