[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#522711: Bug#522711: xfce4-systemload-plugin: CPU monitor overstates CPU usage

Tino Keitel tino.keitel at tikei.de
Thu Apr 9 17:24:05 UTC 2009

On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 23:07:25 -0400, Celejar wrote:
> Package: xfce4-systemload-plugin
> Version: 0.4.2-2
> Severity: normal
> The plugin often reports 100% usage when other system monitors (top, htop,
> gnome-system-monitor) show much lower usage (often below 30%).  This seems to
> occur when a process that is both disk and CPU intensive, such as a systemwide
> 'find' or an rsync based backup, is running.

I also got the impression that the systemload plugin includes the I/O
wait CPU time into the CPU usage, which is something that most users
don't expect IMHO.


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