[rescue] "svc.startd" question - 32% system utilization?
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Fri Sep 8 21:36:33 CDT 2006
Lionel Peterson wrote:
> The thing I always heard from the performance engineers at $work-4 was that by imposing a load on the processor, top "pollutes" the results, and you need to consider that when reviewing results. 'vmstat' is similar, and imposes a much greater load on the CPU to reflect process start-up, you just give it a few intervals to let it "normalize".
Oh yeah. The first row of results from vmstat, iostat etc. are useless.
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