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sarvesh
December 19th, 2008, 06:44 AM
hi guys,
I would like to know how to control the CPU utilization in linux preferrably in debian. Is there any commands or script or a java program for controlling the utilization? And i would like to know how to check the CPU utilization in debian. I ve tried ps and top command. Is there any other command or script or a java program for checking that too??
Thank You..


Regards,
Sarvesh.

thomasaaron
December 19th, 2008, 03:59 PM
There is a program called powertop that allows you monitor cpu usage and shut down unneeded services.

In Ubuntu, there are applets that let you set your CPU frequency, but I don't know about in Debian.

Here's how you can throttle your cpu from the command line in Ubuntu...
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=944190