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ebt

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Jan 19, 2011
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I've had a dabble with top & activity monitor, but cant quite see how to get a list of core usage by applications.

Eg.

Core 1, xx% used. yy% Safari, zz% itunes.
Core 2, xx% used. yy% mail, zz% MS Word.

Any bright ideas?
 

ebt

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Jan 19, 2011
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Thanks for the reply. I'll admit I may have my stupid mode engaged, but I couldnt see any reference to which core the process is running on (yes, I've mashed my fingers into the keyboard for ages).

The -p switch just seems to be a more verbose output for a specific PID, unless I missed something? (entirely possible).

Im not sure if its relevant, but Im sitting on OSX10.6.8
 
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ebt

macrumors newbie
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Jan 19, 2011
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looks like this one is hard to do then I guess :)
 
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mfram

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Jan 23, 2010
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It's hard to do because it isn't really that useful. Mac OS is a symmetrical multi-processing system. The operating system task scheduler is free to put any task that needs the CPU on any CPU at any time. The only real penalty to moving a task to a different CPU is possible CPU cache inefficiency. But it is outweighed by the fact a CPU is available to service the waiting task.

It's not like Safari only runs on CPU 1. As a matter of fact many of these programs are multi-threaded and it's possible Safari could have multiple threads running on multiple CPUs at once.
 
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