wrong percentage with frequency scaling
Submitted by Greg Grossmeier
In system monitor under the tab Processes I can see no process is using more than 10% CPU. When I select Resources I see CPU1 at 12% and CPU2 at about 40-50%.
If I set the frequency scaling applet to not limit CPU usage and run at 3,20 GHz instead of 400 MHz the percentage in both tabs are compatible.
So, Resources calculates percentage based on what speed my CPU is capped to but Processes always use the value my processor is capable of.
Other information: ~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 8.04 Release: 8.04 Codename: hardy
~$ apt-cache show gnome-system-monitor | grep Version Version: 2.22.0-1ubuntu3