[RC5] Reporting which is REALLY busy

Colin L. Hildinger colin at ionet.net
Thu Apr 1 21:56:00 EST 1999


Don't know about Novell in particular, but it's quite possible for a
CPU usage meter to ignore idle priority CPU use.  As a matter of fact,
it makes sense for it to at least have the option of ignoring it.

On Mon, 29 Mar 1999 15:04:12 -0500, Aaron Kramer wrote:

>All-
>I've seen the bovine client on Windows NT and NT Task Manager reports 100%
>CPU used...
>I've seen the novell NLM client on Novell 4 and Novell 5 and Novell Console
>Moniotor reports CPU barely used...
>
>The key rates on the Novell boxes are what I would expect from the hardware:
>pentiums at 330,000 or so....
>
>So am I to conclude the Task Manager is telling the truth, and the Novell
>Console Monitor isn't? One possibility is that the Novell is averaging the
>CPU over the life of the box....doesn't make sense to me...has anyone else
>seen or noticed this behavior?
-- 
Colin Hildinger
Design Engineer
Enviro Systems, Inc.

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