[MlMt] High Sierra, APFS, Time Machine, and MailMate...
Steven M. Bellovin
smb at cs.columbia.edu
Mon Dec 11 07:34:15 EST 2017
On 11 Dec 2017, at 5:31, David Ledger wrote:
> Having read the other replies I would question Activity Monitor. AM is
> an application built on top of the real data recording and it
> wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Apple filter out any sort of
> activity they think you shouldn’t be concerned with. Try using
> ‘top’ in a terminal window. Unless Apple have doctored a long
> standing utility that will tell you what is really going on. Running
> ‘top’ without arguments, the header gives you:
> Load Average (which is the number of processes waiting for the CPU
> averaged over 1, 5, and 15 minutes - an indication of overall load,
> more useful for servers,
> CPU usage (and idle %age),
> Memory usage,
> Network traffic, and
> Disk I/O
> It updates every second (by default). The report below the header is
> at a per-process level. It’s surprising how busy the system really
> Hitting the ‘q’ key stops it. ’man top’ will tell you how to
> control the rest of the o/p.
I know how to use 'top'.
I'll try that next time I get one of the stalls, but the real question
for this list is why I'm getting these stalls.
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