CPU usage computation using PCP framework

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How do I compute the total cpu load in percentage for the period of 10 seconds using pmFetch? I am trying to do the computation as below

(kernel.all.cpu.sys + kernel.all.cpu.user) / (1000 * 10secs) * 100

and it always give me value above 100 which is not as per my expectation.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • PCP

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