What are those red dots?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jhingha, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Jhingha macrumors regular

    Jhingha

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    So, a friend of mine showed me this activity monitor log thingy where u could see what was going on in your machine.

    But he really couldn't tell me what those red dots are

    Green is activity,
    Black is no activity
    Red is panic? :p

    To find this on your own mac, go to activity and press the CPU tab, now dubble click the dots that show up.

    Oh and btw, im using hardbreak right now converting a MKV to M4V so thats why they are all full.
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  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Green - CPU used by user-space code
    Red - CPU used by system-space code

    The legend is left from the graph
     
  3. Gr80Likes2Boogi macrumors regular

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    CPU used by system-space code = totally panic.
     

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