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j_friedrich
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utorrent cpu usage...general question.

Hi guys,

     Just a general question for all of you.  I am running a 1941 isr g2 router, which, according to my specs is equivalent to a cisco 3825 - which i also own.

Why would the cpu usage hover around 45% or so with ONE machine running torrents?  There is really no packet inspection etc...or anything else that would cause the cpu to work really hard...I am on a 100/5 connection.

Any ideas or opinions on this?

Thanks for the input.

Jason

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j_friedrich
Beginner

Hi guys,

     Here is a 'show processes' dump for you.  Maybe you can shed some light on why ONE machine is kicking the daylights out of this router...

I want to get the cpu utilization down...no problem with the torrents.

Ideas, suggestions, insight is appreciated.

Thanks.

show processes

CPU utilization for five seconds: 55%/53%; one minute: 54%; five minutes: 45%

PID QTy       PC Runtime (ms)    Invoked   uSecs    Stacks TTY Process

   1 Cwe 23ACA3C0          348       4246      81 5156/6000   0 Chunk Manager

   2 Csp 21AC5B54         5516    1080681       5 2412/3000   0 Load Meter

   3 Mwe 2106584C            4          1    400023028/24000  0 LICENSE AGENT

   4 Mwe 23B38B7C            0          1       0 5760/6000   0 RO Notify Timers

   5 Lst 23AF0B44      4873268     823512    5917 5204/6000   0 Check heaps

   6 Cwe 23AE4EE4        22084      90196     244 5240/6000   0 Pool Manager

   7 Mwe 23AE4E54            0          1       0 5656/6000   0 DiscardQ Backgro

   8 Mst 225E9668            0          2       0 5276/6000   0 Timers

   9 Mwe 2264B494            8       2595       3 2720/3000   0 WATCH_AFS

  10 Mwe 21039F1C            0          1       0 5652/6000   0 License Client N

  11 Mwe 21023AB0            0          1       0 5604/6000   0 Image License br

  12 Msi 2103C5C0      3660196      89997   40670 2420/6000   0 Licensing Auto U

  13 Msi 21213574      4333460    5398976     802 5292/6000   0 Environmental mo

  14 Mwe 213287D0         3864    1079952       3 5664/6000   0 IPC Event Notifi

  15 Mwe 21339004           52      89997       0 5728/6000   0 IPC Dynamic Cach

  16 Mwe 21344EF0            0          1       0 5660/6000   0 IPC Session Serv

  17 Mwe 21339758            0          1       0 5664/6000   0 IPC Zone Manager

  18 Mwe 2133909C          812    5276596       0 5692/6000   0 IPC Periodic Tim

  19 Mwe 21338EA4          888    5276596       0 5632/6000   0 IPC Deferred Por

  20 Mwe 2133915C            0          1       0 5680/6000   0 IPC Process leve

  21 Mwe 213393E8            0          1       0 5336/6000   0 IPC Seat Manager

  22 Mwe 2131E6D0            8     308768       0 5680/6000   0 IPC Check Queue

  23 Mwe 213395B0            0          1       0 5652/6000   0 IPC Seat RX Cont

  24 Mwe 21339678            0          1       0 5652/6000   0 IPC Seat TX Cont

  25 Mwe 213399A4           24     540344       0 5700/6000   0 IPC Keep Alive M

  26 Hsi 21324470           44    1080679       0 5732/6000   0 IPC Loadometer

  27 Mwe 21412DAC            0          1       023560/24000  0 Crash writer

  28 Mwe 214135D8            0          1       0 5172/6000   0 Exception contro

  30 Mwe 21D0A178            0          1       0 5744/6000   0 IFS Agent Manage

  31 Mwe 2229CC88      5564604   84269305      66 3644/6000   0 ARP Input

  32 Mwe 22298ED8         6968    5632897       1 3376/6000   0 ARP Background

  33 Mwe 222D1D34            0          2       0 5268/6000   0 ATM Idle Timer

  34 Mwe 222C3DE0            0          1       0 5648/6000   0 ATM ASYNC PROC

  35 Lwe 224C26C4            0          1       0 5652/6000   0 CEF MIB API

  36 Lwe 225BC814            0          1       0 5772/6000   0 AAA_SERVER_DEADT

  37 Mwe 2261F78C            0          1       011616/12000  0 Policy Manager

  38 Mwe 2276C464            0          2       0 5264/6000   0 DDR Timers

  39 Lwe 228375D0            0          4       0 5088/6000   0 Entity MIB API

  40 Mst 2339F750         2144         29   73931 3964/6000   0 PrstVbl

  41 Mwe 238584F8            0          2       0 5272/6000   0 Serial Backgroun

  42 Mwe 23B3FC94            0          1       0 2648/3000   0 RMI RM Notify Wa

  43 Mwe 213510B8            0          2       0 5292/6000   0 SMART

  44 Mwe 23E383CC            4          1    4000 4008/6000   0 RF SCTPthread

  45 Mwe 23E383CC            0          1       0 4584/6000   0 CHKPT RG SCTPthr

  46 Mwe 21D0D7D4         1160      46937      24 5500/6000   0 ARP Snoop

  47 Msp 226ADB04         5092    5403399       0 5320/6000   0 GraphIt

  48 Mwe 227930F8            0          2       011284/12000  0 Dialer event

  49 Mwe 2385FC40            0          1       0 5664/6000   0 SERIAL A'detect

  50 Mwe 23DEEB24            0          2       011300/12000  0 XML Proxy Client

  51 Cwe 23B041A8            0          1       0 5676/6000   0 Critical Bkgnd

  52 Mwe 21440A98        12832     557709      23 9336/12000  0 Net Background

  53 Mwe 21440C98            0          3       011272/12000  0 IDB Work

  54 Lwe 226DD358          204     620579       010480/12000  0 Logger

  55 Mwe 2260D58C         2072    5398977       0 4744/6000   0 TTY Background

  56 Mwe 23E383CC            0          6       0 3588/6000   0 RF Slave Main Th

  57 Mwe 238B9614            4          4    1000 5072/6000   0 IF-MGR control p

  58 Mwe 238C3604            4        540       7 5656/6000   0 IF-MGR event pro

  59 Mwe 212DA180            0          1       0 2644/3000   0 Inode Table Dest

  60 Mwe 221859F0            0          2       0 5600/6000   0 cpf_msg_holdq_pr

  61 Mwe 22185644            0          1       0 5640/6000   0 cpf_msg_rcvq_pro

  62 Mwe 2218606C            0          1       0 5624/6000   0 cpf_process_tpQ

  63 Mwe 21C361E8            0          1       0 5632/6000   0 CHKPT Test clien

  64 Mwe 21C361E8            0          1       0 5632/6000   0 CHKPT Test clien

  65 Mwe 21C361E8            0          1       0 5632/6000   0 CHKPT Test clien

  66 Mwe 21C361E8            0          1       0 5632/6000   0 CHKPT Test clien

  67 Mwe 21C361E8            0          1       0 5632/6000   0 CHKPT Test clien

  68 Mwe 21C361E8            0          1       0 5632/6000   0 CHKPT Test clien

  69 Mwe 21C361E8            0          1       0 5632/6000   0 CHKPT Test clien

  70 Mwe 21C361E8            0          1       0 5632/6000   0 CHKPT Test clien

  71 Mwe 21C361E8            0          1       0 5632/6000   0 CHKPT Test clien

  72 Mwe 21C361E8            0          1       0 5632/6000   0 CHKPT Test clien

  73 Mwe 22218290            0          1       011652/12000  0 Crypto PKI-HA

  74 Mwe 219C04BC           12      47400       0 5268/6000   0 TDM Management

  75 Mwe 23E383CC            0          7       0 3484/6000   0 RF Master Main T

  76 Mwe 23E383CC            0          2       0 4580/6000   0 RF Master Status

  77 Hwe 21452130          812      54950      14 5552/6000   0 Net Input

  78 Msp 2144C278         1816    1080746       1 5296/6000   0 Compute load avg

  79 Msp 214525D0       414648     181885    2279 5224/6000   0 Per-minute Jobs

  80 Msp 21452570         8224    5403759       1 7984/9000   0 Per-Second Jobs

  81 Mwe 2135B710            0          3       0 4980/6000   0 AggMgr Process

  82 Mwe 222030C8            0          1       0 5652/6000   0 Token Daemon

  83 Mst 230E4570            0      22850       0 5532/6000   0 Transport Port A

  84 Mwe 238CF0EC        33852    1117363      30 5680/6000   0 HC Counter Timer

  85 Mwe 2108A14C        11368     359974      31 4736/6000   0 SM Monitor

  86 Mwe 210B2F90            0          2       011012/12000  0 SM Installer

  87 Mwe 212F0504            0          1       0 2676/3000   0 dev_device_inser

  88 Mwe 212F0548            0          1       0 2676/3000   0 dev_device_remov

  89 Hwe 215CDEB4            0          2       0 5304/6000   0 ESWPPM

  90 Mwe 215D9B1C            0          2       0 5268/6000   0 Eswilp Storm Con

  91 Hwe 21697CF4        12796        628   20375 3820/6000   0 DXMRVL

  92 Mwe 216D9DCC            0          1       0 5656/6000   0 esw_mrvl mat que

PID QTy       PC Runtime (ms)    Invoked   uSecs    Stacks TTY Process

  93 Mwe 216EC9A4       311196    5449617      57 5304/6000   0 ehwic_eswge Proc

  94 Hsi 21D2CD98          124    5403240       0 5292/6000   0 Console redirect

  95 Mwe 221986AC            0          1       0 5776/6000   0 RF_INTERDEV_DELA

  96 Mwe 2219B538            0          1       023644/24000  0 RF_INTERDEV_SCTP

  97 Mwe 23E383CC            4          4    1000 7040/9000   0 EEM ED Identity

  98 Mwe 23E383CC         9296     405527      22 7044/9000   0 EEM ED ND

  99 Mwe 22727B68          644    5394243       0 4424/9000   0 Dynamic DNS Upda

100 Hwe 21A156E4            0          1       0 5628/6000   0 IGMP Snooping Pr

101 Hwe 21A15BCC           24       1096      21 5488/6000   0 IGMP Snooping Re

102 Msi 21A62FF0          112     179992       0 5260/6000   0 Call Management

103 Hwe 21B39BB4            4          2    2000 4792/6000   0 USB Startup

104 Mwe 22195360            0          1       023644/24000  0 CF_INTERDEV_SCTP

105 Hwe 21607480         7368   10806498       0 5276/6000   0 BPSM stat Proces

106 Mwe 21D2D530         1764        264    6681 5296/6000   0 i2c sm_exchange

107 Hwe 21D2C284       115716     162053     714 5264/6000   0 i2c console redi

108 Hwe 21252C90            0          2       011300/12000  0 Ethernet CFM

109 Hwe 21252D40          840   34342689       011292/12000  0 Ethernet Timer C

110 Hwe 21252DEC         8416  687449445       011292/12000  0 Ethernet Msec Ti

111 Mwe 214C6DB0            8        593      1311284/12000  0 Auth Manager

112 Mwe 214E2B20            0          1       0 5800/6000   0 AUTH POLICY Fram

113 Mwe 21504FDC            0          2       0 5300/6000   0 Dot1x Mgr Proces

114 Mwe 2154018C            0          1       0 5744/6000   0 802.1x Webauth F

115 Mwe 21557ADC            0          1       0 5760/6000   0 EAP Framework

116 Mwe 21579368            0          2       0 5268/6000   0 CMD HANDLER

117 Mwe 215B9234            0          2       0 5216/6000   0 DTP Protocol

118 Mwe 216C6A14            0          1       0 5648/6000   0 SFF8472

119 Msi 219CADC4          636    5398983       0 5316/6000   0 PI MATM Aging Pr

120 Lwe 21B77D9C            0          2       0 5256/6000   0 call_home_les_oi

121 Mwe 21BBE084            0          1       023244/24000  0 SMI Director DB

122 Mwe 21BBE5F4            0          1       0 5624/6000   0 SMI CDP Update H

123 Mwe 21BB3D20            0          1       023084/24000  0 SMI Backup Proce

124 Mwe 21C09498            0          2       011292/12000  0 RG Faults Timer

125 Mwe 21C18E44            0          2       011296/12000  0 RG Protocol Time

126 Mwe 21C1EB48            0          2       011296/12000  0 RG Transport Tim

127 Mwe 21C2CA44            0          1       0 5760/6000   0 RG VP

128 Mwe 21C2EF4C            0          2       0 5292/6000   0 RG AR

129 Mwe 21C76C28            0          3       011112/12000  0 CTS CORE

130 Mwe 21CCF3D0            8        201      3911240/12000  0 SXP CORE

131 Mwe 21CF8D34            4      45029       0 5480/6000   0 DHCP Snooping

132 Mwe 21D06BFC            0          2       0 8276/9000   0 IP Host Track Pr

133 Mwe 22007FA0            0          1       0 5744/6000   0 IPv6 ping proces

134 Mwe 22280718            0          2       0 5284/6000   0 AAA Server

135 Mwe 2227BF20            0          1       0 5756/6000   0 AAA ACCT Proc

136 Mwe 2227C13C            0          1       0 5284/6000   0 ACCT Periodic Pr

137 Mwe 2228F520            0          1       0 5592/6000   0 AAA System Acct

138 Mwe 224B9478        31916    1484545      21 3780/6000   0 CDP Protocol

139 Mwe 2258A4E4            0          2       0 5284/6000   0 AAA Dictionary R

140 Mwe 22852E24            0          2       011304/12000  0 Ethernet LMI

141 Mwe 22868234            0          2       0 8300/9000   0 Ethernet OAM Pro

142 Lwe 2291D5E4            0          2       011360/12000  0 CEF switching ba

143 Lwe 2291D5E4            0          1       0 2360/3000   0 ADJ NSF process

144 Hwe 222EC408            0          2       011068/12000  0 ATM OAM Input

145 Hwe 222EB454            0          2       011280/12000  0 ATM OAM TIMER

146 Mwe 23B1B004            0          2       0 5320/6000   0 IPAM/ODAP Events

147 Mwe 22CDE8F0        37812  168667433       011264/12000  0 IPAM Manager

148 Mwe 23B1B004            0          2       011320/12000  0 IPAM Events

149 Mwe 22D4727C           44        399     110 2368/6000   0 IP ARP Adjacency

150 Mwe 22D48290            0          1       0 5284/6000   0 IP ARP Retry Age

151 Mrd 22D1A21C       578536    2595625     222 7948/12000  0 IP Input

152 Mwe 22D521A8            0         99       0 5648/6000   0 ICMP event handl

153 Mwe 22E0685C            0          3       0 5256/6000   0 PIM register asy

154 Mwe 23171DCC           12       8966       1 5248/6000   0 MOP Protocols

155 Mwe 233208A8            0          2       0 5272/6000   0 PPP SIP

156 Mwe 23B1B004            0          2       0 5316/6000   0 PPP Bind

157 Mwe 23B1B004            0          2       011316/12000  0 PPP IP Route

158 Mwe 235EA920            0          1       0 8644/9000   0 HQF TUNNEL

159 M*         0          176        134    131320928/24000132 Virtual Exec

160 Mwe 238FAB6C            0          1       011800/12000  0 SSS Manager

161 Mwe 2390817C            0          1       011784/12000  0 SSS Policy Manag

162 Mwe 238E88B8            0          1       0 5652/6000   0 SSS Feature Mana

163 Mwe 238E89B4         5120   21107106       0 5696/6000   0 SSS Feature Time

164 Mwe 239CF0E4       261164    8268213      3110852/12000  0 Spanning Tree

165 Mwe 23C365E0            0          2       011288/12000  0 SSM connection m

166 Mwe 23D63270            0          1       011712/12000  0 WAAS Process

167 Lwe 23DAA2EC            0          1       0 5328/6000   0 X.25 Encaps Mana

168 Mwe 2298BBEC           76      89997       0 5668/6000   0 FRR Background P

169 Lwe 2291D5E4         5948     107975      5510196/12000  0 CEF background p

170 Hwe 2291D5E4            0          1       011360/12000  0 fib_fib_bfd_sb e

171 Mwe 2134DB0C            0          1       0 5760/6000   0 IPC UDP Input

172 Lwe 229B7F30        15016    7581853       110476/12000  0 CEF: IPv4 proces

173 Lwe 2291D5E4            0         28       0 5224/6000   0 ADJ background

174 Lwe 2291D5E4            0         26       011360/12000  0 Collection proce

175 Hwe 2309A4F0            0          1       0 5772/6000   0 Socket Timers

176 Mwe 214F2DDC            0          1       0 5720/6000   0 Critical Auth

177 Mwe 2154AA20            0          2       0 5276/6000   0 Dot1x Supplicant

178 Mwe 2154F2CC            0          2       0 5260/6000   0 Dot1x Supplicant

179 Mwe 21549F84            0          2       0 5264/6000   0 Dot1x Supplicant

180 Mwe 218AC640           48        306     156 4016/6000   0 L2MM

181 Mwe 218AE978            0          1       0 5636/6000   0 MRD

182 Mwe 2189F850           36       1094      32 5280/6000   0 IGMPSN

183 Mwe 23B1B004            0          2       0 2316/3000   0 L2X Switching Ev

184 Mwe 21BFBA70            0          1       0 5784/6000   0 MAB Framework

185 Cwe 21C10834            0          2       011296/12000  0 RG Media Timer

PID QTy       PC Runtime (ms)    Invoked   uSecs    Stacks TTY Process

186 Mwe 21C2242C            0          1       011764/12000  0 RG If-Mgr Timer

187 Mwe 236EB2A4            0          2       011656/12000  0 Routing Topology

188 Mwe 23055150            8        334      23 8840/12000  0 IP RIB Update

189 Mwe 22FF7CA0          192      90473       2 7204/9000   0 IP Background

190 Mwe 23067580            0        859       0 6964/9000   0 IP Connected Rou

191 Mwe 22D70A6C            0          1       0 5728/6000   0 IP Traceroute

192 Mwe 23E383CC          404      90012       4 4632/6000   0 Call Home Timer

193 Mwe 22B38764            0          3       0 5280/6000   0 Flow Exporter Ti

194 Mwe 21FFAE7C            0          1       0 8612/9000   0 IPv6 RIB Event H

196 Mwe 2281D59C            0          3       0 5036/6000   0 Service Routing

197 Mwe 22834A90            8        701      11 2256/6000   0 SR CapMan Proces

198 Mwe 2389DB84            0          1       0 5740/6000   0 SNMP Timers

199 Mwe 237FDB74            0         29       0 4816/6000   0 SCTP Main Proces

200 Mrd 230CAC28          428      38691      11 9112/12000  0 TCP Timer

201 Lwe 230D0728         1212      23941      5010588/12000  0 TCP Protocols

202 Mwe 22C75C2C           80      18439       420472/24000  0 HTTP CORE

203 Hwe 23B1B004            0          2       0 5320/6000   0 PPP Compress Inp

204 Hwe 23B1B004            0          2       0 5316/6000   0 PPP Compress Res

205 Mwe 22547AF8            0          1       059260/60000  0 COPS

206 Mwe 2278D744            0          2       0 5284/6000   0 Dialer Forwarder

207 Mwe 2291D5E4          160       1694      94 9320/12000  0 ADJ resolve proc

208 Lwe 2291D5E4            0          3       011360/12000  0 MFIB Master back

209 Mwe 22F3B3A0            0          2       0 8288/9000   0 Multicast Offloa

210 Mwe 22FEC674            0          1       0 5664/6000   0 RARP Input

211 Mwe 2307AA40            0        185       0 7408/9000   0 static

212 Mwe 230F7C40            0          1       0 8760/9000   0 IP IRDP

213 Mwe 23125704            0          1       0 5800/6000   0 LAPB Process

214 Hwe 232CC5EC            0          1       0 5600/6000   0 PAD InCall

215 Mwe 23DAC1D4            0          2       011276/12000  0 X.25 Background

216 Mwe 234BB604         4696     539981       8 4296/6000   0 QoS stats proces

217 Mwe 235F1518        75280 1347660572       0 5372/6000   0 HQF Output Shape

218 Mwe 235F1614            0          2       0 5704/6000   0 HQF Input Shaper

219 Mwe 237EE090          684    5399999       0 5312/6000   0 RUDPV1 Main Proc

220 Mwe 23BA1F54            0          1       011724/12000  0 VPDN call manage

222 Mwe 22445E64            0          2       0 5304/6000   0 AAA Cached Serve

223 Mwe 227A6328            0          2       0 5304/6000   0 ENABLE AAA

224 Mwe 2286BC20            0          1       0 5648/6000   0 EM Background Pr

225 Mwe 22C9DB48            0          1       0 5796/6000   0 IDMGR CORE

226 Mwe 230FA960            0          1       0 5776/6000   0 Key chain liveke

227 Mwe 23138C0C            0          2       0 5304/6000   0 LINE AAA

228 Mwe 2314B754            0          2       0 5288/6000   0 LOCAL AAA

229 Mwe 23A77E24            0          2       0 5280/6000   0 TPLUS

230 Lsi 23FD59E4            8       4503       1 4116/6000   0 NIST rng proc

231 Mwe 24059628            0          3       0 5260/6000   0 LDAP process

232 Mwe 234257C8            0          2       0 5300/6000   0 CSDB Timer proce

233 Lwe 23FBDA2C            0          2       0 5632/6000   0 crypto engine pr

234 Mwe 23EA48E8           48       6007       7 8152/12000  0 Crypto CA

235 Mwe 23EA5E44            0          1       011652/12000  0 Crypto PKI-CRL

236 Mwe 23FDFBE4            0          1       011664/12000  0 encrypt proc

237 Lwe 23FE1D80         1144        102   11215 4152/6000   0 crypto sw pk pro

238 Lwe 2105A484            0          1       0 8668/9000   0 Licensing MIB pr

239 Mwe 214B7868            0          2       0 5316/6000   0 Control-plane ho

240 Mwe 21A4BFF8         1072    3889197       0 3636/6000   0 PM Callback

241 Mwe 21D03178           40     432275       0 5280/6000   0 dhcp snooping sw

243 Mwe 22567F38            4         83      48 5264/6000   0 AAA SEND STOP EV

244 Mwe 225729CC            0          1       011756/12000  0 Test AAA Client

245 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7044/9000   0 EEM ED Routing

246 Mwe 23E383CC        12960     346719      37 7040/9000   0 EEM ED Syslog

247 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7044/9000   0 EEM ED NHRP

248 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7036/9000   0 EEM ED Track

249 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7032/9000   0 EEM ED Resource

250 Msi 236D064C          156     539974       0 5312/6000   0 RMON Recycle Pro

251 Mwe 236DAEE4            0          2       0 5300/6000   0 RMON Deferred Se

252 Mwe 239DB614            0          1       0 5676/6000   0 Syslog Traps

253 Mwe 23D7EE0C            0          1       0 5800/6000   0 WAN Optimization

255 Mwe 21A8C164          104          2   52000 2756/6000   0 VLAN Manager

257 Mwe 21C47B40            0          4       011064/12000  0 RBM CORE

258 Hwe 21CCC0B4            4          3    1333 4876/6000   0 CTS credentials

259 Mwe 23E383CC           16        243      65 4092/6000   0 EEM Server

260 Mwe 23E383CC            4         33     121 4568/6000   0 Call Home proces

261 Mwe 23E383CC            4          3    1333 7584/9000   0 EEM Policy Direc

262 Mwe 24083C4C            0       1503       0 4872/6000   0 SSH Event handle

263 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7036/9000   0 EEM ED CLI

264 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7040/9000   0 EEM ED Counter

265 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7032/9000   0 EEM ED Interface

266 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7040/9000   0 EEM ED IOSWD

267 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7036/9000   0 EEM ED None

268 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7036/9000   0 EEM ED OIR

269 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 6820/9000   0 EEM ED RF

270 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7032/9000   0 EEM ED SNMP

271 Mwe 23E383CC            4          4    1000 7040/9000   0 EEM ED SNMP Obje

272 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7044/9000   0 EEM ED SNMP Noti

273 Mwe 23E383CC           32      90154       0 7024/9000   0 EEM ED Timer

274 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7064/9000   0 EEM ED Test

275 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7060/9000   0 EEM ED Config

276 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7064/9000   0 EEM ED Env

277 Mwe 22732320          740       5451     135 8808/12000  0 DHCPD Receive

278 Mwe 23E383CC            4          4    1000 7016/9000   0 EEM ED Nf

279 Mwe 22CFA344            8        931       811284/12000  0 Syslog

280 Mwe 23E383CC            0          4       0 7040/9000   0 EEM ED RPC

281 Hwe 21B39BB4            0          1       023004/24000  0 tHUB

282 Mwe 22DCB678            0          2       011152/12000  0 MRIB Process

283 Mwe 212E11F8            4          1    4000 2292/3000   0 Async write proc

PID QTy       PC Runtime (ms)    Invoked   uSecs    Stacks TTY Process

284 Mwe 212E11F8            0          1       0 2292/3000   0 Async write proc

285 Mwe 212E11F8            0          1       0 2292/3000   0 Async write proc

286 Mwe 212E11F8            0          1       0 2296/3000   0 Async write proc

287 Msi 212DA8E8          148      89997       1 2760/3000   0 DFS flush period

288 Mwe 23E383CC           12        403      29 4140/6000   0 EEM Helper Threa

289 Mwe 22F6192C         8812   10691023       0 4988/6000   0 IP NAT Ager

290 Mwe 22FCF37C            0          1       0 5708/6000   0 IP NAT WLAN

291 Mwe 23449E64         1948     102281      19 5592/6000   0 IP VFR proc

292 Mwe 23110018          624      11129      56 4848/6000   0 l4f mgt task

293 Cwe 231049DC            0          1       0 5640/6000   0 L4F OOB Process

294 Mwe 239C723C         1232    5276626       011560/12000  0 CFT Timer Proces

295 Mwe 2271D664          720    5399086       0 8288/12000  0 DHCP Client

297 Mwe 227365BC            4      45078       0 4092/6000   0 DHCPD Timer

298 Msi 22740DC8           68      89996       0 5144/6000   0 DHCPD Database

output from #show processes cpu sorted would be more useful.

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Since your total CPU and Interrupt CPU are so close, show process CPU might not provide any indication of unusual CPU usage.  I.e. CPU is being used for "normal" packet forwarding.

If CPU is being used for "normal" packet forwarding, the difference between a 3825 and 1941 CPU consumption might be related to volume of traffic flowing through the two different routers, type of traffic flowing through the two different routers, different architecture of the two different routers (even though they have about the same PPS ratings), or some combination of these.

Hi guys,

     Here is the revised dump - 'show processes cpu sorted'...

show processes cpu sorted

CPU utilization for five seconds: 56%/54%; one minute: 55%; five minutes: 54%

PID Runtime(ms)     Invoked      uSecs   5Sec   1Min   5Min TTY Process

217       76392  1357364375          0  0.31%  0.36%  0.35%   0 HQF Output Shape

110        8640   692396143          0  0.23%  0.22%  0.23%   0 Ethernet Msec Ti

159          24         132        181  0.15%  0.01%  0.00% 132 Virtual Exec

109         864    34585551          0  0.07%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Ethernet Timer C

289       24296    11014570          2  0.07%  0.12%  0.14%   0 IP NAT Ager

151      595780     2644506        225  0.07%  0.01%  0.00%   0 IP Input

105        8724    10884370          0  0.07%  0.01%  0.00%   0 BPSM stat Proces

  31     5614964    84851804         66  0.07%  0.13%  0.15%   0 ARP Input

   8           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Timers

   9           8        2596          3  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 WATCH_AFS

  11           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Image License br

  10           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 License Client N

  13     4366024     5437883        802  0.00%  0.04%  0.04%   0 Environmental mo

   7           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 DiscardQ Backgro

  15          52       90645          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC Dynamic Cach

  16           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC Session Serv

  12     3693320       90645      40744  0.00%  0.05%  0.05%   0 Licensing Auto U

   6       22344       91054        245  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Pool Manager

  19         900     5314623          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC Deferred Por

  20           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC Process leve

  21           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC Seat Manager

  14        3948     1087734          3  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC Event Notifi

   5     4918556      829652       5928  0.00%  0.08%  0.06%   0 Check heaps

  24           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC Seat TX Cont

  25          28      544239          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC Keep Alive M

  26          44     1088468          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC Loadometer

  27           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Crash writer

  28           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Exception contro

  17           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC Zone Manager

  18         824     5314623          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC Periodic Tim

  22           8      310993          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC Check Queue

  33           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ATM Idle Timer

  34           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ATM ASYNC PROC

  35           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CEF MIB API

  36           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 AAA_SERVER_DEADT

  37           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Policy Manager

  38           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 DDR Timers

  39           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Entity MIB API

  40        2144          29      73931  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 PrstVbl

  23           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC Seat RX Cont

  42           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RMI RM Notify Wa

  30           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IFS Agent Manage

  44           4           1       4000  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RF SCTPthread

  45           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CHKPT RG SCTPthr

  46        1164       47120         24  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ARP Snoop

  47        5096     5442342          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 GraphIt

  48           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Dialer event

  49           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SERIAL A'detect

  50           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 XML Proxy Client

  51           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Critical Bkgnd

  52       13348      562160         23  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Net Background

  53           0           3          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IDB Work

  54         236      652641          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Logger

  32        7000     5673456          1  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ARP Background

   4           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RO Notify Timers

  57           4           4       1000  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IF-MGR control p

  41           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Serial Backgroun

  59           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Inode Table Dest

  60           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 cpf_msg_holdq_pr

  61           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 cpf_msg_rcvq_pro

  62           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 cpf_process_tpQ

  63           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CHKPT Test clien

  64           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CHKPT Test clien

  65           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CHKPT Test clien

  66           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CHKPT Test clien

  67           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CHKPT Test clien

  68           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CHKPT Test clien

  69           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CHKPT Test clien

  70           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CHKPT Test clien

  71           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CHKPT Test clien

   3           4           1       4000  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 LICENSE AGENT

  73           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Crypto PKI-HA

   2        5668     1088470          5  0.00%  0.03%  0.02%   0 Load Meter

  75           0           7          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RF Master Main T

  43           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SMART

  77         828       55415         14  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Net Input

  78        1828     1088534          1  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Compute load avg

  79      419048      183207       2287  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Per-minute Jobs

  55        2212     5437884          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 TTY Background

  81           0           3          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 AggMgr Process

  82           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Token Daemon

  83           0       23058          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Transport Port A

PID Runtime(ms)     Invoked      uSecs   5Sec   1Min   5Min TTY Process

  84       34576     1125817         30  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 HC Counter Timer

  85       11448      362568         31  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SM Monitor

  86           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SM Installer

  87           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 dev_device_inser

  88           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 dev_device_remov

  89           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ESWPPM

  90           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Eswilp Storm Con

  91       12796         628      20375  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 DXMRVL

  92           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 esw_mrvl mat que

  93      313824     5488955         57  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ehwic_eswge Proc

  94         132     5442176          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Console redirect

  95           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RF_INTERDEV_DELA

  96           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RF_INTERDEV_SCTP

  97           4           4       1000  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED Identity

  98        9384      408738         22  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED ND

  99         668     5433146          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Dynamic DNS Upda

100           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IGMP Snooping Pr

101          28        1116         25  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IGMP Snooping Re

102         116      181289          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Call Management

103           4           2       2000  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 USB Startup

104           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CF_INTERDEV_SCTP

  58           4         540          7  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IF-MGR event pro

106        1764         264       6681  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 i2c sm_exchange

107      115728      162104        713  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 i2c console redi

108           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Ethernet CFM

  56           0           6          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RF Slave Main Th

  72           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CHKPT Test clien

111           8         593         13  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Auth Manager

112           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 AUTH POLICY Fram

113           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Dot1x Mgr Proces

114           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 802.1x Webauth F

115           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EAP Framework

116           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CMD HANDLER

117           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 DTP Protocol

118           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SFF8472

119         668     5437886          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 PI MATM Aging Pr

120           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 call_home_les_oi

121           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SMI Director DB

122           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SMI CDP Update H

123           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SMI Backup Proce

124           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RG Faults Timer

125           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RG Protocol Time

126           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RG Transport Tim

127           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RG VP

128           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RG AR

129           0           3          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CTS CORE

130           8         201         39  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SXP CORE

131           4       45354          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 DHCP Snooping

132           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IP Host Track Pr

133           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPv6 ping proces

134           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 AAA Server

135           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 AAA ACCT Proc

136           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ACCT Periodic Pr

137           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 AAA System Acct

138       32196     1495544         21  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CDP Protocol

139           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 AAA Dictionary R

140           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Ethernet LMI

141           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Ethernet OAM Pro

142           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CEF switching ba

  74          12       47741          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 TDM Management

144           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ATM OAM Input

145           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ATM OAM TIMER

146           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPAM/ODAP Events

  76           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RF Master Status

148           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPAM Events

149          44         401        109  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IP ARP Adjacency

150           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IP ARP Retry Age

  80        8312     5442705          1  0.00%  0.01%  0.00%   0 Per-Second Jobs

152           0          99          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ICMP event handl

153           0           3          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 PIM register asy

154          12        9031          1  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 MOP Protocols

155           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 PPP SIP

156           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 PPP Bind

157           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 PPP IP Route

158           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 HQF TUNNEL

   1         932       10257         90  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Chunk Manager

160           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SSS Manager

161           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SSS Policy Manag

162           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SSS Feature Mana

163        5160    21259209          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SSS Feature Time

164      262724     8318203         31  0.00%  0.02%  0.00%   0 Spanning Tree

165           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SSM connection m

166           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 WAAS Process

PID Runtime(ms)     Invoked      uSecs   5Sec   1Min   5Min TTY Process

167           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 X.25 Encaps Mana

168          76       90645          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 FRR Background P

169        5976      108752         54  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CEF background p

170           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 fib_fib_bfd_sb e

171           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPC UDP Input

172       15304     7633442          2  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CEF: IPv4 proces

173           0          28          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ADJ background

174           0          26          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Collection proce

175           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Socket Timers

176           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Critical Auth

177           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Dot1x Supplicant

178           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Dot1x Supplicant

179           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Dot1x Supplicant

180          48         306        156  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 L2MM

181           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 MRD

182          36        1114         32  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IGMPSN

183           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 L2X Switching Ev

184           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 MAB Framework

185           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RG Media Timer

186           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RG If-Mgr Timer

187           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Routing Topology

188           8         334         23  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IP RIB Update

189         200       91121          2  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IP Background

190           0         859          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IP Connected Rou

191           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IP Traceroute

192         436       90660          4  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Call Home Timer

193           0           3          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Flow Exporter Ti

194           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IPv6 RIB Event H

196           0           3          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Service Routing

197           8         701         11  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SR CapMan Proces

198           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SNMP Timers

199           0          29          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SCTP Main Proces

200         428       39009         10  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 TCP Timer

201        1216       24160         50  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 TCP Protocols

202          80       18569          4  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 HTTP CORE

203           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 PPP Compress Inp

204           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 PPP Compress Res

205           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 COPS

206           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Dialer Forwarder

207         160        1698         94  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ADJ resolve proc

208           0           3          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 MFIB Master back

209           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Multicast Offloa

210           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RARP Input

211           0         185          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 static

212           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IP IRDP

213           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 LAPB Process

214           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 PAD InCall

215           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 X.25 Background

216        4876      543872          8  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 QoS stats proces

143           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ADJ NSF process

218           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 HQF Input Shaper

219         708     5439044          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RUDPV1 Main Proc

220           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 VPDN call manage

222           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 AAA Cached Serve

223           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 ENABLE AAA

224           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EM Background Pr

225           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IDMGR CORE

226           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Key chain liveke

227           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 LINE AAA

228           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 LOCAL AAA

229           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 TPLUS

230           8        4536          1  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 NIST rng proc

231           0           3          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 LDAP process

232           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CSDB Timer proce

233           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 crypto engine pr

234          48        6051          7  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Crypto CA

235           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Crypto PKI-CRL

236           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 encrypt proc

237        1144         102      11215  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 crypto sw pk pro

238           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Licensing MIB pr

239           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Control-plane ho

240        1072     3917219          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 PM Callback

241          40      435390          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 dhcp snooping sw

243           4          85         47  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 AAA SEND STOP EV

244           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Test AAA Client

245           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED Routing

246       13976      367847         37  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED Syslog

247           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED NHRP

248           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED Track

249           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED Resource

250         160      543865          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RMON Recycle Pro

251           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RMON Deferred Se

252           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Syslog Traps

PID Runtime(ms)     Invoked      uSecs   5Sec   1Min   5Min TTY Process

253           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 WAN Optimization

255         104           2      52000  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 VLAN Manager

257           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 RBM CORE

258           4           3       1333  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CTS credentials

259          16         243         65  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM Server

260           4          33        121  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Call Home proces

261           4           3       1333  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM Policy Direc

262           0        1514          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 SSH Event handle

263           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED CLI

264           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED Counter

265           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED Interface

266           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED IOSWD

267           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED None

268           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED OIR

269           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED RF

270           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED SNMP

271           4           4       1000  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED SNMP Obje

272           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED SNMP Noti

273          32       90803          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED Timer

274           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED Test

275           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED Config

276           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED Env

277         744        5511        135  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 DHCPD Receive

278           4           4       1000  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED Nf

279          32        1025         31  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Syslog

280           0           4          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM ED RPC

281           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 tHUB

282           0           2          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 MRIB Process

283           4           1       4000  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Async write proc

284           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Async write proc

285           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Async write proc

286           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 Async write proc

287         172       90645          1  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 DFS flush period

288          12         403         29  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 EEM Helper Threa

147       37996   169882340          0  0.00%  0.05%  0.05%   0 IPAM Manager

290           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 IP NAT WLAN

291        6900      320570         21  0.00%  0.01%  0.00%   0 IP VFR proc

292         628       11217         55  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 l4f mgt task

293           0           1          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 L4F OOB Process

294        1260     5314646          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 CFT Timer Proces

295         744     5437987          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 DHCP Client

297           4       45402          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 DHCPD Timer

298          76       90644          0  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%   0 DHCPD Database

Thanks.

Hi guys,

     Soooo..we did the above cpu dump having ONE machine tax the isp connection.  So what you see is a machine with roughly 300 connections running a torrent download and fully using all of the 100/5 connection.  My question is if we move to a 250/15 connection and the same scenerio, will we see the 1941W at 100% because we will roughly double the isp WAN connection?  If so, I guess we might have to move to a 2900 series and above for faster PPS?  Yes / no?  OR is it memory related?  It's tough to figure out the cause because the cpu dump doesn't show anything abnormal.

Ideas?

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On a 1941, if you saturating your 100/5 connection, 55% appears reasonable because Cisco lists a 1941, at 75% CPU, able to forward 120 Mbps of IMIX traffic with HQoS, 91 Mbps of IMIX traffic with PAT, or 76 Mbps with IMIX with NAT + QoS + ACL.

Doubling the volume of existing traffic would likely max out the CPU.  So yes, if you want to use a larger capacity link, you might need a more powerful router.

As a rough rule of thumb, not exceeding 75% CPU is good, so you still have a little head room with your 1941.

Hi Joseph,

     Thanks for the reply.  So would it be prudent to look at a router based on your specs / PPS?  BTW, can you give me a link on the specs you provided and a comparison for higher end router?

Thanks again for the feedback.

Hi Joseph,

OR load balance it with my existing routers....I can attach a 2821.  The 3825 is doing other stuff

Thanks.

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Normally you size a router based on volume and kind of traffic, and what features you'll be using.

I've attached a Cisco paper on later ISR performance.

Hi Joseph,

     So, just following along the topic...Instead of upgrading, we are looking at utilizing our 2821 in conjunction with the 1941 and load balance between the 2 still using the 100/5 connection.  Possible?  The reason is that there is a possiblilty to up our wan speed to roughly double and we don't want to overwhelm the 1941.

Ideas, sugggestion?

Thanks again for your time.

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Two routers sharing a connection?  Yes, might be possible, although difficult to balance out CPU load.

If you directed outbound flows to each router in proportion to its CPU capacity, return flows would (hopefully) be in about the same proportion.

Hi Joseph,

    Thanks again...So, in other words, possible but the better solution is to up the edge router?

Thanks for the input...

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Unsure two routers on one link would be "better", although does offer router redundancy.  An "up'ed" router would be easier, although more expensive.  You might try the multiple routers on a faster shared link and if unsatisfactory, replace with an "up'ed" router.