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Questions tagged [cpu-load]

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

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sddm-greeter cpu usage, lxqt

I've got an annoying issue that I am trying to troubleshoot and could use some help! I have 10 lxqt VM's managed via proxmox on a rather old machine. The OS needs to be very light and low on resource ...
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Computer randomly slows down

Sometimes my computer slows down for no apparent reason. I was trying to find the culprit using htop, but it looks like this phenomenon affects the whole system, i.e. everything starts using a lot of ...
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chrome/opera linkedin triggers high cpu level

I have been using Linkedin from both Opera and Chrome (also Chromium) on Ubuntu both 18.04 and 20.04). I usually keep many tabs open and checking with the Task Manager when I open Linkedin the CPU ...
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pmproxy using 100% CPU

For a couple days now, I notice a process called pmproxy using 100% CPU on bootup and stays at 100%. I kill the process and it restarts a couple seconds later. I renamed the folder /usr/lib/pcp and ...
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RSyslog CPU usage > 100%

We currently have RSyslog Server (On Linux Ubuntu 18.04 VM LTA with Size: Standard D4s v3 4 vcpus, 16 GiB memory) receiving logs from ZScaler Proxy & FortiGate Firewalls and ingesting them into ...
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irq/61-WACF2200 constantly running CPU

I believe this may be related to the touchscreen driver. How do I disable the touchscreen driver? I cannot find a BIOS setting for disabling the touchscreen. irq/61-WACF2200 constantly runs the cpu at ...
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Dedicated System Monitoring Display Software?

I have a display hooked up to my server which I plan to have an always-on system monitoring readout. Things like system temps, load percentages, console output, the like. Looked for a bit and I can't ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 melting my computer! Slight burning smell from vent! [duplicate]

After migrating from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04, my CPU is burning hot and disk activity is off the charts, while this seemingly un-killable set of processes slams my CPU and harddisk: tracker-miner-...
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Why System Monitor doesn't show all processes, though I selected "All"?

I selected "All processes". I see that it eats 2%-4% CPU: However, in "Resources" all cores are loaded way higher: "All processes" are selected: And I run it as sudo ...
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Firefox on Ubuntu 21.10 has high CPU usage and will not load sites but other browsers do

Firefox was working like a charm until today when it decided to stop working. It was not loading any sites but other browsers could. When running it had high CPU usage but the UI worked normally. I ...
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Very high CPU usage in Ubuntu 21.10

I am having very high CPU usage. My system is Lenovo Ideapad S145, AMD A4 processor and it has a RAM of 8 GB. Given below is the Screenshopt of the Systems Monitor app. When I run 'top' command in ...
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systemd-udevd causes high load after upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10 server on Raspberry PI 4

After upgrading my Raspberry Pi 4 8GB from Ubuntu 21.04 to 21.10 I got high load due to systemd-udevd. I made a clean install of Ubuntu server 21.10 but the problems remain. I use a SSD (no SD card). ...
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Old Laptop with Xubuntu Slow due to Web Browsers

I have an old Gateway NE71B with AMD Dual-Core Processor E1-1200 running Xubuntu 18.04. It has gotten quite slow even when entering text into a browser search bar. I was using chromium and the ...
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gnome-panel using 14% cpu (gnome-flashback)

This relates to a prior question (Ubuntu 20.04 gnome-shell continual 20% CPU usage). I am using 20.04 on an AMD 4-core (8 fixed point core) desktop. I use gnome-flashback. gnome-panel is using 14.2% ...
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Constant Load of 1.0 on fresh Ubuntu Server installation on Raspberry Pi 4

My system, which I freshly installed yesterday has a constant load of about 1 and I don't know why. I have Ubuntu 21.04 64bit server running on RasPi4 cased in a DeskPi Pro V2. There is a 4TB HDD ...
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A responsive live desktop 21.04 image produces a slow VM image

When I boot up a live desktop ISO in Virtual Machine Manager (kvm/qemu), the live system is super snappy and when I look at the "Resources" in the System monitor the 4 supplied cores are ...
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irq/185-AudioDS using more than 60% of the CPU

i just installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with kernel 5.11.0-27-generic on a Acer Swift 3 SF314 and i have a process called irq/185-AudioDS that uses more than 60% of the CPU all the time. top command In ...
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ALL CPU's stuck at 800Mhz ubuntu 20.04.3

Cpu's all stuck at 800Mhz I type in watch -n1 "cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep MHz" (to see cpu's) No matter what I do, I launch a large program and render an animation in Blender or use Octave to ...
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cpufreq: cpu frequency going down to minimum just when I need extra power

I've spent almost 3 days around this problem, to no avail. I felt the laptop was running slow on certain tasks, slower than usual so I downloaded cpufreq extension to try and monitor and maybe ...
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kworker eating 85% CPU 1 most of the time!

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04, kernel 5.4.81, and kworker/0:1+kac is using 85% CPU 1 most of the time. Here is some useful info: top output: System Monitor CPU load: perf report: Samples: 56K of event '...
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Understanding the Htop output

I am a recent user of Ubuntu. I am running some simulations in my Ubuntu 20.04 which don't run successfully. When I look at the usage, I see numbers like these. Does this mean that my machine is ...
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To many process running for chrome and code on ubuntu 20

I'm using chrome and VSCode and my system is hanged after sometime and CPU usage will be above 100%. My Machine is having 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD, yet it is hanging and i need to restart. I have ...
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CPU utilisation reaches 100% on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on using normal application[VS Code] and browsers[Chrome/FF]

The list of programs I generally run in parallel while facing 100% of CPU consumption are: VS Code Chrome [4-5 tabs] Firefox [2-3 tabs] On chrome, I normally take calls using GMeet which includes ...
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kthreaddi process making cpu usage 100 percent, process keeps coming back after killing

I have recently been facing an issue on my azure VM server, where my CPU usage has been going up to 98-99% continuously. When i used the top command i got the below results top - 08:55:27 up 23:14, 1 ...
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Overall CPU utilization% of 'htop' is smaller than a process' cpu usage

Because of my stupidity, I can't provide any screenshot of such phenomenon. My 2-core system's cpu utilization(which is output of htop command) is smaller than the cpu usage of a process. For example, ...
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Why is kdeconnectd, xdg-desktop-portal-kde, and yakuake taking up so much CPU?

I get this every time on bootup. Killing any of them doesnt work unless I pretty much nuke it from orbit, including uninstalling yakuake. I am also using Wayland at the moment, and am running Kubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Server on Raspberry PI 4: High CPU usage

I just installed Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS on Raspberry PI, updated packages and installed Postgres. The device is essentially doing nothing. However, I see in top and uptime outputs: load average: 1.00,...
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Which 25 % usage of CPU is the most effective for a long-term calculation?

When we run a program like BOINC which is an endless calculation, we can let it work at a particular CPU power. Let's try to set 25 % on an ordinary desktop computer (multi-core single cpu air-cooling)...
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gnome shell increasing cpu usage over time, why does it and how can I fix it?

Running Ubuntu 20.04, all software up to date, on a Dell T5500 workstation with 2 six-core cpus and 48g ram. Using different graphics cards and drivers makes no difference. When I leave my workstation ...
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How to learn what processes have been eating CPU over a period of time?

I have a CPU that has been maxing at 100% for a few days. However, htop and top do not reveal any especially obvious processes consuming cycles. How can I find out what is eating cycles?
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Way to speed up cp -a (using cp -a within a thumb drive is very slow)

When using a thumb drive with a persistent operating system, it happens that the persistent partition casper-rw gets corrupted, if one pulls out the thumb drive too early after shutting down the ...
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Check max cpu clock speed in linux

I have seen this question multiple times but no answer to the point. I am on Ubuntu 20.04, CPU is R9 5950x. All I want is a stress test where it shows the max clock speed (in MHz) and what a single ...
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Why would KVM intermittently cause 100% CPU load by "System interrupts" in a Windows 10 VM?

I'm running a hundred Ubuntu 16.04 LTS servers with basically identical hardware distributed worldwide. (I'm working on upgrading them to 20.04 LTS but certain unfortunate design decisions on the part ...
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Monitor CPU cumulative usage by process over time

I'd like to collect CPU usage info over some time to answer the question which process stresses my system overall the most. Is it Firefox? Is it ffmpeg? Etc. I have htop installed, but there one ...
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How To Limit User RAM and CPU

So this is my first time posting on Ubuntu forums, so please excuse me if this question is repetitive, or just plain stupid. A bit of background: I am a 14yr old developer, who has an ubuntu 20.04 ...
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Summarize CPU load for a full process tree in htop or other tool

I want to see the full load MS teams creates, which has plenty of threads. I already tried the tree view but the values from (1) are not added up in (2) Can this be seen in htop or another nice tool? ...
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MATE System Monitor does not display CPU usage correctly

I've noticed that the CPU usage display on Ubuntu MATE's built in system monitor (mate-system-monitor) does not display cpu usage correctly. The %CPU field appears to always display as all zeros (...
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Gpaste daemon very high cpu pasting images untill killed

My OS is Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS fully up to date, shell 3.36.8, window manager X11, 4 core - 8 thread intel cpu. I am taking png screenshots with Flameshot 0.6.0, that I then paste in a LibreOffice 6.4.6....
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How to find the reason behind sudden CPU max usage and server crash

Scenario: I have a 4 core CPU, 8GB Ram, Ubuntu 20.04 server with Linode.com. For the last few days my linode console shows a 400% CPU usage statistics and sends me threshold exceed warning emails. ...
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/sbin/zsysd using extreme amount of CPU+memory

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy with full-disk encryption, on a Thinkpad T490. I did a fully clean install (moving from Debian) of Ubuntu about a month ago. After boot /sbin/zsysd starts using large ...
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'top' commant is inconsistent with system monitor

System monitor tells me that CPU load is at 20% but when I use the 'top' command the sum of %CPU is way above 20% and sometimes even exceeds 100%. Why is this the case? I am using an Intel i5 ...
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Misconfigured system: how to increase swapfile for LVM disks?

On an almost daily basis my laptop is stuck. In most cases I need to turn off the machine manually and restart it. In those cases CPU is very busy and memory seems to be used heavily. Memory: 8GB CPU: ...
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MY CPUs At 100% If I Run Anything Even after OS Re-install

It's a Dell Inspiron 2016 I5 quad core CPU w/ 8 gigs of ram. I don't think it should be obsolete already. The CPUs are always at 100 esp with any kind of website with a lot going on like FB or youtube....
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Xorg high CPU usage while Sound Settings opened

Several days ago I found huge lags over all system on my Ubuntu. Today I think found the problem, but not the reason. So when I open Settings -> Sound menu, the CPU usage comes to about 100%. If I ...
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How to log disk load?

This question is similar to How to log CPU load?, but I need to log disk read/write speed load instead. It would be better if there was a way to log both CPU and disk load at the same time, so I could ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS CPU1 always at 80% no matter what

I'm a completely new user. I installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS on my Surface Book 2 and I've been having a couple of problems. The most annoying one is that it is extremely slow. CPU 1 is AT LEAST at 80% ...
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How to Monitor CPU and GPU usage for a specific amount of time

I want to have the log of CPU and GPU usage for the past 24 hours, if possible or for a specific period of time
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How do I get a log of commands eat a specified cpu like 80%

This image comes from an issue disscussion on github I guess it was generated by some kind of dashboard. Is it possible to get this information by using some commands and bash on Ubuntu? I tried to ...
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experiencing high cpu usage after some up-time

i keep having this issue where one core of my cpu will get held high after a few minutes to an hour. htop wont reveal any culprits, the highest process can vary from chromium to steam to even xorg, ...
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High cpu usage spikes from one core - happens only after suspending laptop

I got an HP pavilion laptop, specs: Intel i7 8th 16gb ram 512gb ssd nvidia geforce gtx 1050 3gb I recently installed ubuntu 20.04 on it, got the nvidia drivers installed and configured correctly. CPU ...
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