[lug] top 'wa' ?

Matt Thompson thompsma at colorado.edu
Fri Nov 5 10:58:17 MST 2004

On Fri, 2004-11-05 at 10:31, Jason Davis wrote:
> Hello,
>  I have looked over the man page for top and cant find what 'wa'
>  Cpu0 : 15.5% us,  5.3% sy,  0.0% ni, 20.5% id, 57.4% wa,  0.7% hi, 
> 0.7% si
> what does wa meam?

My guess is wait.  vmstat(8) has a wa that is:

wa: Time spent waiting for IO. Prior to Linux 2.5.41, shown as zero.

I'm sure I could set up a cluster jobs that could peg this.  I've ran
some jobs that got into I/O hell.

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