Re: What does the 8th column of the CPU row in /proc/stat mean?



yefuwang@xxxxxxxxx staggered into the Black Sun and said:
/proc/stat gives 8 columns for each CPU like this:
cpu0 459112 16830 42426 51383952 77210 0 218 108631

`man proc` gives the explainations of the first 7 columns. So what
does the 8th column mean?

Hmm, your man page for proc must be old. Mine says "Since Linux 2.6.11,
there has been an 8th column, "steal"--stolen time, the time spent in
other operating systems when running in a virtualized environment".
Hope this helps,

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