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Using Linux/Unix "Top" command

When I do a 'Top' on a server I am monitoring, I receive the following in the header:

44 processes:  43 sleeping, 1 on cpu

What does '1 on cpu' mean?

Vin Diesel
Tuesday, August 24, 2004

It means you're hacked, you ninny! Get that thing off the internet before it infects more innocent boxen!

anon-y-mous cow-ard
Tuesday, August 24, 2004

It means only one process is running. The others are in some wait state. Unless you have a multi-CPU machine, one is all you'll ever have in the cpu at any time.

old_timer
Tuesday, August 24, 2004

"It means you're hacked, you ninny!"

He's running Linux, not Windows. 

Malloc
Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Nope, thats not linux, that output is more like *bsd

THE APEMAN
Tuesday, August 24, 2004

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