first time user with out of memory question
dormando at rydia.net
Tue Jun 13 00:21:44 UTC 2006
> They are counters. But how do you count user and system resource usage?
> If the user value changes from 100 to 103 in 10 seconds, and the system
> value from 1000 to 1024 in the same 10 seconds... what does that mean?
Those're CPU seconds of usage (per core in the box). Divide them by the
uptime to get the average % of CPU used since it was started. Remember
that this number will be very different from what you will actually be
seeing during peak/low hours.
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