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From: Naruto Nguyen <>
To: Steven Rostedt <>
Subject: Re: How to find out which process cause a strange increasing cpu load on a certain core?
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:28:52 +0700
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In-Reply-To: <20190618090235.6a7b5a60@gandalf.local.home>

Hi Steven,

Thanks a lot for your reply.

It’s higher about 16% usr, 34% sys in top output but as I observe
pidstat has no any process consume this high cpu usage. After reboot
it can happen on a certain core on a certain VM, not fixed to any

For ftrace, I mean function profile tracer by
echo 1 > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/function_profile_enabled

I will try your suggestion.

Thanks again,

On Tue, 18 Jun 2019 at 20:02, Steven Rostedt <> wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:40:13 +0700
> Naruto Nguyen <> wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > I have a kvm hypervisor and setup some VMs running OpenSUSE kernel
> > 4.0. After some reboot, I saw that sometime there is a VM that a
> > certain core has higher %usr and %sys than other cores. The system is
> > in ide state. I have some applications running on this VM, but there
> > is no issue in other VMs.
> How much higher? And is it always an issue with the same core on the
> same VM?
> >
> > If I enable ftrace in kernel or load any debug jprobe, the load is
> I'm assuming by "ftrace" you mean the full function tracer?
>  # echo function > /sys/kernel/tracing/current_tracer
> > back to normal. The pidstat command output does not show the high load
> > on one core like the "top" command. Could you please let me know if it
> > is the problem of "top' report higher usage? Any commands that can
> > help to troubleshoot this issue? I tried "perf" but most of the time
> > the perf output does not show any function that cause the increase as
> > well? Not sure, if the malfunction of top or anything else can add
> > more work load?
> I would suggest just tracing sched switches and interrupts. That
> shouldn't affect the load, as it is very low weight.
>  # cd /sys/kernel/tracing
>  # echo 1 > events/sched/sched_waking/enable
>  # echo 1 > events/sched/sched_switch/enable
>  # echo 1 > events/irq/enable
> And then monitor that.
> -- Steve

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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-18 11:40 Naruto Nguyen
2019-06-18 13:02 ` Steven Rostedt
2019-06-18 16:28   ` Naruto Nguyen [this message]

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