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Old 05-27-2009
vmstat question

if I have a two CPU
when I run vmstat command to check cpu usage
it only one row

procs memory page faults cpu
r b w avm free re at pi po fr de sr in sy cs us sy id
1 1 0 82834 120462 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 420 14559 45 0 0 99


but I use top command ,it shows two row
CPU LOAD USER NICE SYS IDLE BLOCK SWAIT INTR SSYS
0 0.01 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2 0.00 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
--- ---- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
avg 0.01 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


I would like to know the total cpu usage ,my question is
vmstat it show total cpu usage or only one cpu usage

if it show total cpu usage ,that I want
if not i don't

thanks
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Old 05-27-2009
man vmstat:
" if no options is given, vmstat displays a one-line summary of the virtual memory activity since boot-up or since the -z option was last executed." : so average and not per CPU...

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Using top, you should use
Code:
top -h

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