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    Default what is the difference between WCPU and CPU

    I was looking at top and wondering the difference between WCPU and CPU
    Gert Guest

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    Default Re: what is the difference between WCPU and CPU

    On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 22:04:10 +0100, Gert Cuykens <com> wrote: 

    Have you tried "man top"

    "WCPU, when displayed, is the weighted cpu percentage (this is the
    same value that ps(1) displays as CPU), CPU is the raw percentage and
    is the field that is sorted to determine the order of the processes."

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    Kind regards
    Abu Khaled
    Abu Guest

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    Default Re: what is the difference between WCPU and CPU

    On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 01:57:32 +0200, Abu Khaled <com> wrote: 
    >
    > Have you tried "man top"
    >
    > "WCPU, when displayed, is the weighted cpu percentage (this is the
    > same value that ps(1) displays as CPU), CPU is the raw percentage and
    > is the field that is sorted to determine the order of the processes."[/ref]

    I read the top man but it does not explain what weighted cpu is and raw cpu is.
    Gert Guest

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    Default Re: what is the difference between WCPU and CPU

    On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:10:57 +0100, Gert Cuykens <com> wrote: 
    > >
    > > Have you tried "man top"
    > >
    > > "WCPU, when displayed, is the weighted cpu percentage (this is the
    > > same value that ps(1) displays as CPU), CPU is the raw percentage and
    > > is the field that is sorted to determine the order of the processes."[/ref]
    >
    > I read the top man but it does not explain what weighted cpu is and raw cpu is.
    >[/ref]

    hmmm...

    http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=57634

    I am not sure if this information helps or not. I was a little bit
    confused after reading it.

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    Kind regards
    Abu Khaled
    Abu Guest

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    Default Re: what is the difference between WCPU and CPU

    On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 16:09:18 +0200, Abu Khaled <com> wrote: 
    > >
    > > I read the top man but it does not explain what weighted cpu is and raw cpu is.
    > >[/ref]
    > http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=57634
    >[/ref]

    i like the last sentence, nice and simpel.

    why couldnt they call it ECPU estimated cpu time?
    Gert Guest

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