[rescue] "svc.startd" question - 32% system utilization?

Bryan Gurney arb_npx42 at comcast.net
Fri Sep 8 13:34:09 CDT 2006

On Fri, 08 Sep 2006 10:38:56 -0400, Lionel Peterson  
<lionel4287 at verizon.net> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have an Ultra 10 (440 MHz, 1024 Meg, IDE-based) acting as an install  
> server (not Jumpstart, just serving up files for network installs), and  
> while trying to get a Netra T1 setup, I noticed the "svc.startd" system  
> process was consuming about 32% of the available system resources (as  
> reported by 'top' - so apply a grain of salt to that number) - that  
> seemed odd.

Whenever I ran prstat or top on Solaris 9 or 10, the CPU usage percentage  
figures seemed like a 1 minute average instead of a near-instantaneous  
figure.  Can anybody confirm this somehow?  It sort of bugs me to see a  
pegged process slowly crawl up in CPU usage when top on Linux would show  
it as 99% instantaneously.

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