[gst-devel] Hi all, and a question

Giuliano Pochini pochini at shiny.it
Wed Jun 23 01:07:04 CEST 2004

On 22-Jun-2004 David Schleef wrote:

> Looking at the percentage cpu usage in top is completely useless
> for any process that has a timing component.  Really.  Completely
> useless.
> I recently wrote a stress test for a driver I'm working on, which
> appeared in top on sucessive refreshes as ~90%, ~80%, ~70%... down
> to 10% when it jumped back to some random percentage and would
> step down again.

I know top is not very reliable, but vmstat should.  The strange
cpu usage I can see with vmstat is 100% cpu for 1-2s just after
start playing a wav, and a short 100% cpu spike every 5s (not
always) while playing mp3. I'll investigate this later.


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