[QUOTE=gniecka;22612]now my top “1” shows more CPUs but first is taking more than 100% for one process
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
5053 ndbadm 20 0 31.0g 23g 3.8g S 108 37.8 612:46.69 hdbindexserver
6148 gdm 20 0 266m 12m 9336 S 24 0.0 0:24.35 gnome-settings-
are you after the fact that a single process can take more than 100% CPU? It’s easily understandable when you remember that “top” reports “percentage of a single CPU”, rather than “percentage of all CPUs available”… and if you take into consideration that a single process may run in parallel on two CPUs (if programmed with multi-threading capabilities).
In other words: That single process runs more than a single thread, in total these threads allocate scheduler time slices that would make make 1.08 CPUs busy.