How do I find out Linux CPU utilization?
Whenever a Linux system CPU is occupied by a process, it is unavailable for processing other requests. Pending requests must wait till CPU is free. This becomes a bottleneck in the system. Following command will help you to identify CPU utilization, so that you can troubleshoot CPU related performance problems.
Finding Linux CPU utilization is one of the important tasks. Linux comes with various utilities to report CPU utilization. With these commands, you will be able to find out - CPU utilization, Display the utilization of each CPU individually (SMP cpu), Find out your systemís average CPU utilization since the last reboot, Determine which process is eating the CPU(s) etc.
(Submitted by nixCraft Tue Jan 16, 2007 )
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