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    Default Phantom CPU-gobbler

    Sometimes I see System Monitor is showing at least 80% cpu use. Looking
    at the individual applications via the Process Table tab, I can tot
    them all up to about 30% usage. A little while later, the graph in
    System Load takes a nosedive and the total registers 30%, matching the
    total of the individual applications. What's using the excess?

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    Default Re: Phantom CPU-gobbler

    On Tue 18 Feb 2014 02:45:53 PM CST, Graham P Davis wrote:

    Sometimes I see System Monitor is showing at least 80% cpu use. Looking
    at the individual applications via the Process Table tab, I can tot
    them all up to about 30% usage. A little while later, the graph in
    System Load takes a nosedive and the total registers 30%, matching the
    total of the individual applications. What's using the excess?

    Hi
    Probably something running an indexer? There is also some daily cron
    jobs which if you haven't set the cron time will run about 15 minutes
    after the last reboot time and daily at that time..... I always set the
    daily cron time between 0300 and 0600....

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