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Maaz
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from the output of 'top'

Cpu(s): 38.1%us, 0.7%sy, 0.2%ni, 59.5%id, 1.4%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st

whats the 'ni' 'hi' and 'si'

please help
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Dennis Handly
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ni stands for nice, processes with lower priority. Often invoked with nice(1).
Matti_Kurkela
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From the man page of top:

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2c. CPU States

The CPU states are shown in the Summary Area. They are always shown as a percentage and are for the time between now and the last refresh.

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hi -- Hardware IRQ

The amount of time the CPU has been servicing hardware interrupts.

si -- Software Interrupts

The amount of time the CPU has been servicing software interrupts.

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