Friday, October 06, 2006

Can someone explain me?

Sometimes new software not only brings unneeded features, but also a better usability... htop for example. Since I have it I don't use the old top anymore. But something is still surprising me... How can I have a total CPU use of 100% when the single tasks added make only 8.6 + 7.2 + 1.3 + (9*0.7) = 23.4
Where are the remaining 76.6% ?


  1. top only lists the userland processes. The kernel might be busy doing some work.

  2. Makes sense. Thank you.