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Oracle Linux: Inconsistency Between "ps" and "top" Command Output for %CPU of Processes (Doc ID 2075642.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.10 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Goal

Why CPU usage for processes shows different for ps and top commands.

ps command showing 8 processes are above 90% CPU most of the time:

 

Solution

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