The system load is a measure of the amount of work that a computer system is currently performing.

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Heavy CPU Load IRQ Related

Hey guys I'm curious as to what anyone here thinks. I have an HP Envy Laptop running Ubuntu 15.10 and it has a 4th generation quad core i7. For some reason since I first installed it my fan spins up, ...
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Server System Load higher than 1

I rent a vps with 2G RAM and 1 virtual processor core. When I ssh into the instance, it almost always says System Load is higher than 1, yet when I check top, it's only using ~20% of the processor ...
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High fan utilization for 30 seconds every 50 seconds on Ubuntu 15.04

About twenty minutes ago, I was getting a fan speed of full every fifty seconds. This was slowing down my computer, and even moving the mouse or typing a key took seconds to affect a change. I took ...
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CPU is maxing one core and not using others (John The Ripper)

I just built a new computer last week and have been running Ubuntu 14.04. I've noticed it only ever runs one core hard and the others will be below 5%. I was running John The Ripper just now and it ...
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Chromium causes high Xorg CPU usage

As said in the title, often Chromium causes a high load because of Xorg using between 50%-90% of CPU. It happens without any evident pattern (maybe it's related to the pinned tabs, but I'm not too ...
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restart urfkill after resume from suspend

How can I restart a the process urfkill (which consume 100% of CPU), each time the system resume from suspend. I've applied solution provided here After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04 urfkilld use 100% ...
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How to store output of (mpstat) command in a variable in shell script

I want to store each output of commands mpstat or mpstat -P ALL, like %usr,%nice,%sys,... in a variable. Can you help me to do this,because I want to sum some of them.
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Everything has 100% processor usage

As the title says, almost everything I try to run has near 100% cpu usage. Steam, Chrome, Spotify for example. I'm not sure, but i think this is caused by my graphics card and/or driver, I have ...
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What is the lightest software miner for bitcoin mining? [closed]

I have some hosted systems which most of the times don't have any work to do.I wanted to run some software miner on them, but I read a Warning in this stackoverflow post : How to install bitcoin ...
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Compiz CPU usage around “100%” when system idle/screen off

When I'm in the room and leave my laptop sitting for a period of time, the screen goes black (powersave mode) and then almost immediately I hear the fan go into overdrive and the laptop and air ...
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“socat” process using 100% of a CPU core on Ubuntu 15.04

Recently, my computer, which is running Ubuntu 15.04 with the GNOME desktop environment installed, has started running slowly. I wondered why this was happening and looked in gnome-system-monitor, ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - 15.10 Pepper Flash CPU overload (8 core maxed out !)

Since 15.04 - 15.10 (both has the same issue) using Pepper Flash with Chrome or Firefox leads to CPU overload. Firefox is more problematic as it does not thread things, thus leading to very laggy ...
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Cinnamon using a lot of CPU

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.10, I installed cinnamon. I observed than the latter was using a lot of CPU, see below: I see no reason for this, and if I kill the process, cinnamon launches ...
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Why is khubd process using too much of my CPU?

analyzing the process manager I found that the khubd process uses more CPU than other processes all that are running. It uses at least 25% and even uses around 40%. Does anyone know what this process ...
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After 15.10 upgrade NetworkManager using 30% CPU

Just upgraded a 3rd Gen Lenovo Carbon X1 from 15.04 to 15.10 and I noticed a rise in CPU usage. /usr/sbin/NetworkManager is using ~35% constantly and /lib/systemd/systemd-journald seems to rise when ...
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Why does ubuntu consume 25% of the CPUs while beeing idle?

I am experiencing 25% CPU usage on a ubuntu 14.04.03 server which is supposed to be idle. According to htop, load is about 1.0 while the underlying proccess all show 0 to nothing of CPU load. There ...
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Chrome using more than 100% CPU on YouTube?

I'am new to Ubuntu and I'am trying the 14.04 LTS version. When I am seeing any video on Chrome, my computer suddenly gets real slow, so I opened Chrome's task manager... Why is this happening? ...
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Trying to Get Total CPU Usage in Bash

I'm trying to get the CPU's total load with this: IDLE=$(mpstat | grep "all" | cut -c 92-) CPULD=$(expr 100 - $IDLE) echo $CPULD but it always returns: expr: non-integer argument on the second ...
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High CPU change all the time from core to core?

I have high CPU problem in my wife's desktop, so I am in big trouble now. Motherboard: ASUS P5L 1394. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2,2GHz. Memory 4GB. Graphics adapter: Nvidia G84[Gforce 8600 ...
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Spikes in CPU usage while using Gedit in Lubuntu from ibus-daemon and ibus-x11

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 all up to date and I have started noticing every now and then my CPU is spiking I managed to catch it in a top as shown below: top - 18:12:17 up 3:40, 5 users, load ...
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14.04 - What's with systemd-udevd? Heavy CPU and RAM usage when system idle w/o any application running

I have left my laptop on overnight for charging two video recording devices via USB. Next day I woke up, I found that there was heavy CPU, ram, and swap usage (screencap for reference). In System ...
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gnome-keyring-d uses CPU too much

I'm using 14.04 LTS and always monitoring how much CPU resources are used by processes. gnome-keyring-d always attracts my attention by using too much CPU - almost 10%. After about 5 minutes OS ...
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System is slow after high load

I have some python code that I run using Eclipse, that which requires a few GB of RAM of 100% of CPU (Machine Leaning stuff). When I run the code, the OS gets almost completely unresponsive. When I ...
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High load when playing music files audio or video

Why do I keep getting high loads when I play music videos and audio files? Sometimes the computer hangs and everything stops working because of filesystem corruption and I have to repair it before am ...
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CPU running at 60°C on Yoga 13 – How to control fan speed?

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on a Lenovo Yoga 13 laptop. My fan is constantly running. If have tried to solve the problem with TLP , but to no avail. I have also installed cpufrequtils. On ...
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why do watchdog cause high load average

I have encountered a problem of high load average. I find out that it's the watchdog process that keeps in running status. I could not figure it out. top - 12:08:40 up 182 days, 44 min, 2 users, ...
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How to figure out what is causing CPU usage to spike to 100

For the last few weeks, CPU usage on my computer will spike to nearly 100%, which makes the computer unusable. Sometimes I'm able to switch to a virtual console and issue sudo shutdown -h now, but ...
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Is there a way to autostart CPULIMIT in order to reduce excessive CPU consumption

tracker-miner-f, tracker-store, tracker-extract and dropbox processes are killing my CPU, they make it run at over 100%, overheating my laptop. I have installed CPULIMIT and it works great ...
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High System Load, Low CPU/RAM Utilization on Ubuntu 15.04

not really a system administrator here but really trying to just set up a server (a rented VDS, really) for some friends. I recently transferred basically game servers/MySQL/web sites over from one ...
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Low priority process (nice 19) getting more CPU time than regular process (nice 0)

I have a server running Ubuntu server 14.04 64bit and I am having an "interesting" problem with it. I have 2 users running some programs concurrentlly - d and m. The processes of user "m" are not time ...
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cpu is always at high consumption 50% - 90%, what can be checked for solving?

My platform: Host: Ubuntu 14.04.2 Virtualbox ubuntu 14.10. The cpu of the client 14.10 is always reach at high consumption, although no app running. After a start up, I launch nothing, the cpu is ...
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ubuntu-geoip-provider 100% cpu

/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ubuntu-geoip-provider is using a full core on my laptop and doesn't seem like it'll ever finish up - have left it running for at least 30mins before killing it. it'll restart ...
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usage of disk freezes ubuntu for few seconds

I installed ubuntu 14.04 about 2 months ago and about 1 month ago this issue began to occur: Whenever HDD is used (saving a file, file download, opening a file..even small ones) there is about 60% ...
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Ubuntu, ksoftirqd uses cpu 100%

I have ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS laptop. After htop command I find out that thare is ksoftirqd (and how I can understand it is an demon) which uses one of my cores. And it never ends. Is it dengerous ? ...
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CPU working at 100% clock spead on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my x64 laptop and now my CPU is working at 100% and overheating due to that. There is no software installed on the machine. I reinstalled the OS but my problem ...
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Bash script, arithmetic with floating point variables / strings that represent them

I'm trying to create a simple script that takes an average load percentage of the CPU each minute. I'm doing this by using the sar command from the sysstat package. Here is my current code: ...
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Can I somehow pause all processes of an user logged in in background?

I have mainly two accounts on my 14.10 laptop: Mine (admin) and my brother's (restricted). Now when my brother is logged in and runs some applications like firefox with flash player, it consumes ...
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HP Pavilion x360 amd a8 100% cpu load

I've installed ubuntu 12.04 on hp laptop with AMD a8 apu on board. After that I,ve intalled proprietary driver fglrx, that was offered by ubuntu. At first all works well. But if I try to do something ...
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Xubuntu pentium 4 not enough CPU for development

I installed ubuntu 14.04LTS lately on an old pentium 4 with 1Gb of ram. It was unusable. I moved to Xubuntu and added another Gb of ram for a total of 2Gb. I set the swapiness to 10. All these changes ...
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How to prevent running programs from consuming all RAM and CPU?

I have an annoying problem with Ubuntu's resource management. Frequently it happens that some programs such as Google Chrome browser consume 100% CPU and most of my laptops memory. I want to have a ...
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What in install.sh in Kubuntu 14.04?

My laptop fan is sometimes loud when running Kubuntu 14.04, I guess it is because of one process taking 12-13% of CPU memory. I am new with KDE/Kubuntu. What is that? Should it be running like ...
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Compiz cpu usage too high after update

I started using Ubuntu 14.04 and i had no problems with high cpu usage and watching videos, but after the recent update to 14.10 when i play a video on my file system .avi or .mp4 doesn't matter the ...
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Load average high on only one of 16 HP workstations

I have a lab setup with 16 HP Z620 systems, all alike (purchased at the same time), with exactly the same Ubuntu 12.04 installation with current kernel 3.13.0-44-generic. Well, not quite all alike: ...
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Wireless mouse lags on high CPU usage

I sure hope this is a novel problem as I have tried to find a solution to it every time I get really fed up with this, which has been quite a few times, but no luck so far. Trouble is that when my ...
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Gimp uses only one CPU when applying a Gaussian Blur

If I use "Selective Gaussian Blur" in Gimp, only one CPU gets used. My PC has four. Is there a way to tell Gimp to use all available CPUs? Some operations take quite long, and this would reduce the ...
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Unity freezes when closing or minimizing a window

On a very fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, it sometimes happens that when I close or minimize a window, Unity freezes. I can not interact with the panel or any application, only move the mouse around. A ...
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rsyslogd using 100% cpu on ubuntu 14.04

On my ubuntu 14.04 rsyslogd is using 100% of my CPU (both cores). Even after some google searching I were not able to figure out why rsyslogd is using all of the cpu capacity all the time. The ...
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High CPU usage in the processes related to postgres in ubuntu 12.04

My Ubuntu server 12.04 hangs quite oftenly (say once in a day), after hard reboot it starts running normally. The server is Intel Xeon having 2 CPUs with 8GB RAM.There is high CPU usage in the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: memory always above 80% and swap around 50-60%

I have been using ubuntu 12.04 on my system for a long time. Suddenly the system has become too slow and cpu utlization is always above 80%. I have attached the screenshots which displays the usage at ...
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Can I tap my notebook to a powerful stationary computer's CPU / GPU / RAM resources example via LAN?

THE GENESIS Currently I have a little experience with NoMachine, a great tool for cross-OS remote desktop, however this program has problems with H264 support while the codecs are actually working on ...