Unjustified CPU usage on Garuda KDE Dr460nized

Garuda KDE Dr460nized

╭─gg@gg in ~
╰─λ garuda-inxi
System:
Kernel: 6.9.7-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 14.1.1
clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=8f3d3c6d-6e01-46ac-9f3d-24646ce0f484 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.1.1 tk: Qt v: N/A info: frameworks v: 6.3.0
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: MSI model: H270-A PRO (MS-7A71) v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required> uuid: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: 5.00 date: 05/22/2017
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i3-6100 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake-S
gen: core 6 level: v3 note: check built: 2015 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0x5E (94) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3700 min/max: 800/3700 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
governor: powersave cores: 1: 3700 2: 3700 3: 3700 4: 3700 bogomips: 29598
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1080] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: nvidia v: 555.58 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+
status: current (as of 2024-06; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Pascal code: GP10x
process: TSMC 16nm built: 2016-2021 ports: active: none off: HDMI-A-1
empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DVI-D-1 bus-ID: 0000:01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1b80
class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.13 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 92 s-size: 530x301mm (20.87x11.85")
s-diag: 610mm (24")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-0 note: disabled model: Asus VG248
serial: <filter> built: 2021 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 92 gamma: 1.2
size: 531x299mm (20.91x11.77") diag: 609mm (24") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2
drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: nvidia
inactive: wayland,device-1
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 555.58
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080/PCIe/SSE2
memory: 7.81 GiB
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 11 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu
name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 driver: nvidia v: 555.58 device-ID: 10de:1b80
surfaces: xcb,xlib
Audio:
Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_avs bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:a2f0 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 0000:01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f0
class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.9.7-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
Server-1: sndiod v: N/A status: off tools: aucat,midicat,sndioctl
Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.2.0 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000
bus-ID: 0000:02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Info: services: NetworkManager, smbd, systemd-timesyncd
RAID:
Hardware-1: Intel SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: intel_nvme_remap
v: N/A port: f020 bus-ID: 0000:00:17.0 chip-ID: 8086:2822 rev:
class-ID: 0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.39 TiB used: 542.85 GiB (38.2%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: A-Data model: SX6000LNP
size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B tech: SSD
serial: <filter> fw-rev: VC0S036H temp: 45.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: DT01ACA050
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
tech: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> fw-rev: A750 scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: TeamGroup model: T253512GB
size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 0A0 scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 136.98 GiB size: 136.98 GiB (100.00%)
used: 49.35 GiB (36.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%)
used: 25.8 MiB (26.9%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 136.98 GiB size: 136.98 GiB (100.00%)
used: 49.35 GiB (36.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 136.98 GiB size: 136.98 GiB (100.00%)
used: 49.35 GiB (36.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 136.98 GiB size: 136.98 GiB (100.00%)
used: 49.35 GiB (36.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 39.14 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 4 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 43.2 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 57 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
Info:
Memory: total: 40 GiB available: 39.14 GiB used: 6.29 GiB (16.1%)
Processes: 293 Power: uptime: 1h 4m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
suspend, test_resume image: 15.61 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 256 default: graphical
tool: systemctl
Packages: 2036 pm: pacman pkgs: 2023 libs: 548 tools: octopi,pamac,paru
pm: flatpak pkgs: 13 Compilers: clang: 17.0.6 gcc: 14.1.1 Shell: garuda-inxi
default: fish v: 3.7.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.35
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
System install date:     2024-06-25
Last full system update: 2024-07-02 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:

this my system
OS: Garuda Linux x86_64
Host: MS-7A71 (1.0)
Kernel: Linux 6.9.7-zen1-1-zen
Packages: 2023 (pacman)[stable], 15 (flatpak)
Shell: fish 3.7.1
Resolution: 1920x1080
DE: KDE Plasma 6.1.1
WM: KWin (X11)
WM Theme: Breeze
Theme: Breeze (Dark) [QT], Sweet-Dark [GTK2/3/4]
Icons: Flat-Remix-Black-Light [QT], Flat-Remix-Black-Light [GTK2/3/4]
Terminal: konsole 24.5.1
Terminal Font: FiraCode Nerd Font Mono 12
CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i3-6100 (4) @ 3.70 GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 [Discrete]
Memory: 6473 MiB / 40075 MiB

it’s a bad setup the cpu is a bit old but still the thing is every time the system starts it is allways over 24% core 0 is allways over 81% so istarted diggin to find what task was taking that much all the time for my serprise it does not dhow up on top or htop or any other system monitor antil i used mpstat
the output from mpstat -P 0 is as it follows

Linux 6.9.7-zen1-1-zen (gg-arch) 02 جويلية, 2024 x86_64 (4 CPU)

CET 02:51:02 م CPU %usr %nice %sys %iowait %irq %soft %steal %guest %gnice %idle
CET 02:51:02 م 0 1.89 0.31 82.03 0.01 0.37 0.24 0.00 0.00 0.00 15.14

  • %steal - % CPU usage being forced to wait for a hypervisor handling other virtual processors.
    %steal is at 82.03% from my understanding it is reseved for some program
    / can some tell me how to undo this reservation thin and or at least explain why is it donne in the first place

and thankyou guys for taking the time to read this.

Hello. Please list the full garuda-inxi output (why the tag was placed as it was missing). Also please do not remove tags unless they are no longer relevant. Thank you.

Also, please do not keep on changing things mods put in place, or the thread might end up in 4xx Client Error pretty quickly.

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from the garuda-inxi i can see that you have an intel 6100 and a realtek network adapter. the kernel has many vulnerabilities that it must mitigate when it comes to that processor which could be causing the unexplained load. also your realtek network “card” uses the cpu to process network traffic, AND its running at 100mb/s right now and not full gig so something may be wrong there.

AND a very important bit is that you need to reboot as you have installed updates.

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Reboot.

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System:
Kernel: 6.9.7-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 14.1.1
clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=8f3d3c6d-6e01-46ac-9f3d-24646ce0f484 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.1.1 tk: Qt v: N/A wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: MSI model: H270-A PRO (MS-7A71) v: 1.0 serial: <filter>
uuid: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-309c23227fe5 UEFI: American Megatrends v: 5.00
date: 05/22/2017
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i3-6100 socket: U3E1 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Skylake-S gen: core 6 level: v3 note: check built: 2015
process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x5E (94) stepping: 3
microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3699 high: 3700 min/max: 800/3700 base/boost: 3700/8300
scaling: driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave volts: 1.1 V
ext-clock: 100 MHz cores: 1: 3700 2: 3700 3: 3700 4: 3698 bogomips: 29598
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1080] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: nvidia v: 555.58 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+
status: current (as of 2024-06; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Pascal code: GP10x
process: TSMC 16nm built: 2016-2021 ports: active: none off: HDMI-A-1
empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DVI-D-1 bus-ID: 0000:01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1b80
class-ID: 0300
Display: unspecified server: X.Org v: 21.1.13 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 92 s-size: 530x301mm (20.87x11.85")
s-diag: 610mm (24")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-0 note: disabled model: Asus VG248
serial: <filter> built: 2021 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 92 gamma: 1.2
size: 531x299mm (20.91x11.77") diag: 609mm (24") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2
drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: nvidia
inactive: wayland,device-1
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 555.58
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080/PCIe/SSE2
memory: 7.81 GiB
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 7 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu
name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 driver: nvidia v: 555.58 device-ID: 10de:1b80
surfaces: xcb,xlib
Audio:
Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_avs bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:a2f0 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 0000:01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f0
class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.9.7-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
Server-1: sndiod v: N/A status: off tools: aucat,midicat,sndioctl
Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.2.0 status: n/a (root, process) with:
1: pipewire-pulse status: active 2: wireplumber status: active
3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin 4: pw-jack type: plugin
tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000
bus-ID: 0000:02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Info: services: NetworkManager, smbd, systemd-timesyncd
RAID:
Hardware-1: Intel SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: intel_nvme_remap
v: N/A port: f020 bus-ID: 0000:00:17.0 chip-ID: 8086:2822 rev:
class-ID: 0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.39 TiB used: 543.19 GiB (38.3%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: A-Data model: SX6000LNP
size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B tech: SSD
serial: <filter> fw-rev: VC0S036H temp: 47.9 C scheme: GPT
SMART: yes health: PASSED on: 354d 5h cycles: 984
read-units: 107,955,327 [55.2 TB] written-units: 32,531,361 [16.6 TB]
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: DT01ACA050 family: 3.5"
DT01ACA... Desktop HDD size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B sata: 3.0 speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: HDD rpm: 7200
serial: <filter> fw-rev: A750 temp: 35 C scheme: GPT
SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 2y 343d 8h cycles: 4482
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: TeamGroup model: T253512GB
size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B sata: 3.2
speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 0A0 temp: 27 C
scheme: MBR
SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 5d 23h cycles: 44
read: 7.6 MiB written: 7.4 MiB
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 136.98 GiB size: 136.98 GiB (100.00%)
used: 49.7 GiB (36.3%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sdb2
maj-min: 8:18
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%)
used: 25.8 MiB (26.9%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 136.98 GiB size: 136.98 GiB (100.00%)
used: 49.7 GiB (36.3%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sdb2
maj-min: 8:18
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 136.98 GiB size: 136.98 GiB (100.00%)
used: 49.7 GiB (36.3%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sdb2
maj-min: 8:18
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 136.98 GiB size: 136.98 GiB (100.00%)
used: 49.7 GiB (36.3%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sdb2
maj-min: 8:18
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 39.14 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 4 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 44.2 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 56 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 36%
Info:
Memory: total: 40 GiB available: 39.14 GiB used: 6.55 GiB (16.7%)
Processes: 328 Power: uptime: 7m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
suspend, test_resume image: 15.61 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 256 default: graphical
tool: systemctl
Packages: 2037 pm: pacman pkgs: 2023 libs: 548 tools: octopi,pamac,paru
pm: flatpak pkgs: 14 Compilers: clang: 17.0.6 gcc: 14.1.1
Shell: garuda-inxi (sudo) default: Bash v: 5.2.26 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.35
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
System install date:     2024-06-25
Last full system update: 2024-07-02
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:       Yes
Failed units:

it’s done still the same result

Looks like you are still on the original version of the BIOS. I would update to the most recent version:
https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/H270-A-PRO/support

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With the upgrade to Plasma 6 many older KDE widgets have become problematic. You may want to try selectively uninstalling any widgets you’ve installed.

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it’s not the widjets or any other app some things is using the cpu but it does not show on the system

top, htop?

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How do you know this if you have not selectively uninstalled your widgets?

Widgets often will not be identified as the culprit when checking usage statistics, they often evade detection as the source of the problem.

Perhaps you should not be so dismissive of those attempting to help you!

I have more important things to do today than wasting my time with a user that ignores suggestions put to them by volunteers attempting to help them.

Good luck, but you’re on your own now as far as I’m concerned.

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Everything, and I really mean everything, can be shown. You just have to look in the right places. I like the view in btop++ for general use, and it’s conveniently in repo already: btop.

Increase your refresh rate, then sort by average CPU, see which things are jumping around. Once you identify what the process is, you can find out why. In order to reduce the number of processes moving around, as well as to help sort the root of the cause, you should absolutely follow the suggestion above and ensure you remove extra widgets.

There’s a lot more programs available for these uses too
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/List_of_applications/Utilities#Task_managers


You really should update your BIOS before anything else. You are on the factory release, BEFORE the first release they made public!!
@Kayo good eyes

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because widgets are a part of the system if any of them was using the processor it will show as task it will show on top, htop or sys monitor what ever is using this
is just reserving it for some app as it is explained on %steal type of work

i just updated BIOS now i lost grub-loader it boots directly to windows i am looking for a way to reinstall it

that actually solved the problem thanks man

To clarify, was it something about widgets / etc in the first part of @Technetium’s post or the later part about updating the BIOS that solved the issue? Future forum searchers might want to know :wink:

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In short, answer yes it did.
Apparently not it was bios update problem I never updated bios the moment I updated bios the problem disappeared.
And one more thing, what made you think it was a widget problem, I Would love to hear you approach.

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Just that whole post was marked as a solution, is all. The BIOS update suggestion was already made prior. I’ll mark that as the solution, thanks for the clarification.

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