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Understanding Linux CPU stats

Feb 25, 2015, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Let's take a step back. There are 3 general states your CPU can be in:

  • Idle, which means it has nothing to do.
  • Running a user space program, like a command shell, an email server, or a compiler.
  • Running the kernel, servicing interrupts or managing resources.

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