A Little question about the Task Manager?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by dog, May 24, 2004.

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  1. dog

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    Hi All, :)

    I've got a little question about the Task Manager. What is the difference in the log between the kernal time and regular cpu usage? Please, See Attachment.

    TIA ;)

    dog - *puppy*

    Ps. the high usage due to several scans running (4) + photoshop
     

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  3. dog

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    Thanks Ronjor, ;)

    That answers the question.

    dog - *puppy*
     
  4. HandsOff

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    Hi dog,

    I'm not sure why it's important other than just to watch. In general the kernel should keep the cpu working as much as possible while, itself is not taking up too much of the system resources. Of course if there is little demand on the system, then the cpu will not be busy in any case.

    it gets more interesting when many tasks are running at the same time. as threads start and stop you can see a pattern. when one stops the kernel breifly jumps at it reasigns resources, then drops to let the cpu handle a thread.

    here is a puzzle. when A^2 is running hunting trojans you will notice that the kernal percentage sticks right to the cpu usage pattern. when norton antivirus runs, the kernel percentage quickly drops and yet the cpu percentage is up near 100%. Why is that?

    - HandsOff
     
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