[Sugar-devel] [PATCH] Add cpu and memory resource indicator to frame
sascha-ml-ui-sugar-devel at silbe.org
Fri Jul 2 09:33:01 EDT 2010
Excerpts from Paul Fox's message of Fri Jul 02 12:36:43 +0000 2010:
> i know people don't like to think about queues, and load
> averages, but the unix load average numbers give a much better
> picture of how hard your system is being asked to work than
> instantaneous CPU utilization.
In my experience both numbers are useful, and neither one suffices on its
own. The load is more accurate if there are lots of short-lived processes
(e.g. building software), whereas iowait and idle give a clearer picture
of how busy the CPU is and whether it's the CPU or the permanent storage
that's "slowing" down the system.
I have all three load figures in the status bar of my window manager, but
often fire up top to look at idle and iowait. So I'm not sure what to
choose for Sugar.
Maybe colour-code the load in the CPU progress bar? (only half-joking)
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