100-200 load average on an idle system: Help!

Rilindo Foster webmaster at monzell.com
Tue Jan 9 04:18:52 UTC 2007

You can try this:

ps -auxwww | sort -k2 | tail -10

This will give you a process list and sort them by CPU usage, then  
the last 10 (which should hae the highest usage).

Forward that info back to the list so that we can see what we can  
make up of it.

On Jan 8, 2007, at 10:25 PM, Thorne Lawler wrote:

> User Iam wrote:
>> Can  you run
>> System monitor....
>> Just a gui...
> Iam, thanks for the suggestions, but I'm running ubuntu server, which
> does not come with a GUI, nor the libraries for one. I would prefer  
> not
> to install all of gnome on the box, especially if I'm worried about
> system load or potential compromise.
>> Shows same as top
> Then what does it gain us? Care to elaborate what you were hoping  
> to see?
> Thanks.
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