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

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16 cores are not being utilized out of 80 cores

Recently I discovered that our server does not utilize all 80 threads anymore in the system. It looks like if 16 cores are always idle, despite the high system load. Its a Dell powerEdge R900 server, ...
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uvcdynctrl is taking 100% CPU

A program uvcdynctrl is being spontaneously launched at random times (in an interval of week to month) on my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. When this happens, the program takes 100% CPU and the temperature ...
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CPUs are overused with internet browsers, maybe Ubuntu+i5+JS don's work well

I'm having trouble with the Ubuntu 14.04 on PCs Intel NUC i5 8 GB RAM SSD HD. They are used mostly with Google Spreadhseets and are high usage of internet browsers and JS applications. PCs are quite ...
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Software and Updater consumes 100% CPU in Ubuntu 16.04

I've upgraded my laptop (Lenovo Z50-70) which has an i7 CPU and 8Gigs of Ram to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. I've been installing updates consistently. I'm using ubuntu with Gnome desktop environment (GDM)...
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EC2 Ubuntu machine showing high load factor

I tried searching for my problem online but couldn't find anything helpful. I have an ec2 machine running Ubuntu 14.04. It's a t2 large instance (8 GB of RAM, 2 CPUs). I am running few python-Scrapy ...
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How do I analyze my CPU usage over a long period of time?

I am just wondering if there's any Ubuntu app that can track my CPU usage. The problem is that I am currently using a quad core i5, whilst what I do most in daily usage is just browsing and rails ...
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what is python and why does it use so much cpu periodically?

I have a Compaq V5205 with 1.46g celeron CPU. I am relatively happy with the performance as I mostly just check email and browse the internet. However, sometimes the system slows to a crawl. I ...
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Very busy and overheated CPU while playing flash games

I have a very strange problem - when I play any basic browser flash game, CPU goes literally mad, it becomes very busy and overheated. I tried different browsers - did not help I tried playing ...
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tracker-store and tracker-miner-fs eating up my CPU on every startup

Whenever I start my laptop the process tracker-store and tracker-miner-fs eats up my CPU between 30-40% for 10-15 minutes. I am on ubuntu 12.04. What does these processes do? How to get rid of ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 reduces backlight brightness to minimum on high load/temperature

The question is how can I disable this behaviour? It is maybe a kernel related thing but I could not find any option to disable it. If I put the brightness back to maximum, after some time the ...
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Eclipse using high CPU after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

I recently upgraded one of my systems to 16.04 and one of the many things that stopped working properly is the Eclipse IDE. It is now using about 60% of the CPU, even when the window is minimised, is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 /usr/bin/gnome-software --gapplication-service 100% CPU consumption

From time to time process /usr/bin/gnome-software --gapplication-service starts consuming 100% of one of my cores. It is fixed if I reboot, or kill it with kill. Is there a way to understand why this ...
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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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Psensor usage and CPU load

When p sensor is being displayed top shows CPU usage some thing low like 1 or 2 percent. When I minimize p sensor top shows CPU usage goes wild 50, 60, 80 percent. What gives? Side issue I could not ...
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How to identify which Chrome/Chromium tab is using up CPU?

I sometimes have a bunch of tabs opened in Google Chrome, which I believe creates a new process per tab. I would like to be able to identify the tab that is using up the CPU. Is there an easy way to ...
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apport-gtk 100% CPU usage on startup on Ubuntu (14.04 LTS)

I'm getting 100% CPU usage at startup consistently by apport-gtk as shown here. According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Apport, Apport shouldn't even be running on my machine since it's not a beta ...
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How can I disable hud-service?

hud-service keeps eating my cpu. This is troublematic, specially because I'm running 12.04 in a Asus EEEPC. There are a lot of answers on how to change hud bindings, but what I reallyw wonder if there ...
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High CPU load, low core usage, (ECC) memory error in kernel

I am having a super weird behavior ... The CPU load of my computer goes through the roof (>4 on a 8core machine) but there is no process that is taking much CPU (see attached image) Though the 8 core ...
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init --user using 100% CPU [Ubuntu 14.04]

Occasionally, the init --user process takes up 100% CPU on my old VAIO VGN-FW31ZJ. Here is a snapshot from top; top - 20:03:31 up 35 min, 3 users, load average: 2.48, 2.69, 2.48 Tasks: 217 total, ...
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Ubuntu Mate 15.10 High CPU usage

My Ubuntu MATE 15.1o after a period of use will suddenly start showing Hi CPU usage as shown in SYSTEM Monitor. (Switching between 100% on each of 2 cores) Looking at Process the top user is XOrg ...
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Why doesn't System Monitor tell me which process is using the CPU?

On a Ubuntu 14.04 machine I set up recently, I noticed that sometimes the CPU consumption in System Monitor was at 30 or 40%, yet in the list of processes, only a few processes were listed as using ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 uses only 1 core

System monitor app shows that ubuntu uses only one core 100% (constantly over 99%) and the other 7 are not used at all (0%) also -while one core being at 100%- checking on the processes tab (which I ...
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System monitor, does it work?

Ubuntu 15.10, amd fx 8320, 16GB ram 2400, asrock 970 pro3 rev2. I have 2 frozen windows LVM and Ubuntu software center... the browser (And flashvideos ) are playing and the rest of the system is ...
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Reduce load average on Ubuntu 14.04

How to I reduce the average CPU load on Ubuntu 14.04? I have a low end PC and whenever I start Google Chrome the load average is at ~2,5-3 My Computer Specifications are: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU ...
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IO Wait has double since CPU replacement

I need help understanding something in my computer. I have an old AMD 3800+ with an old board, 4 Gig RAM and a 120 Gig SSD + 2x1.5 TB SATA running the very latest and updated 14.04. The OS runs off ...
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Randomly CPU 100% system freeze

Use Ubuntu 14.04 on DigitalOcean and sometimes my CPU go to near 100%. Reboot help me well, but this is going on 2-3 times a day and I need to fix it. How to display what and where used 100% CPU ...
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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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Troubleshooting high Sy CPU Usage

I am running a Supermicro server with Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. We have an app that is maxing out the sy cpu time, while barely touching user space. I run the same app on older hardware, with Ubuntu 12.04.4 ...
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kidle_inject uses cpu power without apparent reason

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an i5-3250M, 6GB RAM Dell Inspiron laptop. I have been noticing all this time from my cpu usage monitor that there is high usage of my CPU (without using something ...
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Bash taking a lot of time to load

So when I open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) it takes about 6 seconds to the prompt to show, and I can observe (running top on another terminal) that it is taking 99% of the CPU to do that. What can be ...
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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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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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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 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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How to monitor & log server hardware temperatures & load

I am looking for a way to log & monitor my server hardware temperatures and load (like for CPU or RAM). How might I do that? Objective is to: ensure hardware is not heating up identify what ...
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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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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% cpu,...
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How to log memory and cpu usage of an application?

Similar to question How to log CPU load?, I would like to log memory of a process. The process I want to log, is killed on a remote server, and I want to find out the CPU load and the memory usage ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Is there an application indicator for CPU usage by core?

I love System Load Indicator (indicator-multiload), but it doesn't reflect the usage of the individual CPU cores, just the overall CPU usage. Sometimes I'll have an application max out a single core (...
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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 ...