Interrupt load with niced processes

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Thu Jun 7 10:24:09 PDT 2007

:> Usually echo is a shell-builtin, while `nice' is an executable,
:> and `nice -n20 echo' might also run a non-builtin version (/bin/echo),
:> which makes stats look differently.
:Mkay, that explains the difference:
:~:# while true; do /bin/echo "foo" > /dev/null; done
:27.5%Sys  51.3%Intr 21.3%User  0.0%Nice  0.0%Idl
:But it doesn't explain why is interrupt load so high. At least for me ...
:yet ... ;).

    I get 18% ish.  Ho!  I'll track it down.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at>

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