Missing documentation for %id field in top's man page and info

Bug #574624 reported by malheum on 2010-05-03
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
procps (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: procps

top has this useful line at the beginning at the page:
Cpu(s): 26.2%us, 4.6%sy, 0.0%ni, 60.3%id, 5.6%wa, 1.0%hi, 2.3%si, 0.0%st

The %id field is not described in the man page or the 'info top'. All other fields are described.

I think %id might be idle. But I am not sure.

This is the relevant section in the man page, were %id is not described
   2c. CPU States
       The CPU states are shown in the Summary Area. They are always shown as a percentage and are for the time between
       now and the last refresh.

        us -- User CPU time
          The time the CPU has spent running users' processes that are not niced.

        sy -- System CPU time
          The time the CPU has spent running the kernel and its processes.

        ni -- Nice CPU time
          The time the CPU has spent running users' proccess that have been niced.

        wa -- iowait
          Amount of time the CPU has been waiting for I/O to complete.

        hi -- Hardware IRQ
          The amount of time the CPU has been servicing hardware interrupts.

        si -- Software Interrupts
          The amount of time the CPU has been servicing software interrupts.

        st -- Steal Time
          The amount of CPU 'stolen' from this virtual machine by the hypervisor for other tasks (such as running another
          virtual machine).

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Release: 10.04

$ dpkg -S /usr/bin/top
procps: /usr/bin/top

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: procps 1:3.2.8-1ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-21.32-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon May 3 18:50:31 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100427.1)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: procps

malheum (maxheise) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in procps (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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