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CPU and Process


I have an issue about high CPU on router some model, when issue command show process cpu. The CPU utilization for five or one minute shown 60 and 70  respectively, however, i didn't see which process in lists has an affects to CPU utilization. why?

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Re: CPU and Process

Try using "show processes cpu sorted" to see what the top processes are.  If your still unsure, post the first page of that output for review.


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Re: CPU and Process


One of the most common causes behind seeing this type of output is that the cpu is high under interrupt.  If you look at the 5 second value on the 'show proc cpu' output you will notice that there are actually two numbers listed there (something like this 50%/45%).  These two numbers are an indication of the total CPU utilization over a 5 second interval (50%) and the amount of the total that is due to interrupts (45%).  The most common cause of high CPU under interrupts is traffic being forwarded by the device.  There are a number of commands that can assist in troubleshooting this type of a problem, whether it is caused by traffic or some other issue.  Take a look at this document for some additional information:

I believe this has been answered.  If you have questions, please feel free to post the output of the 'show proc cpu sort' as was suggested.


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