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Hi All
I have simple application running over tomcat.
I use Hprof to understand system behavior.

results:

   rank   self  accum   count trace method
   1 15.42% 15.42%    2603   320 java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketAccept
   2 15.30% 30.73%    2583   383 java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketAccept
   3 15.30% 46.02%    2582   384 java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketAccept
   4 14.73% 60.75%    2486   360 java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketAccept
   5 14.71% 75.46%    2482   381 java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketAccept
   6 14.70% 90.16%    2481   382 java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketAccept

90.16% of cpu is the accept how come ?
I load the system at 8 request in second.
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by:Giant2
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>90.16% of cpu is the accept how come ?
>I load the system at 8 request in second.

What do you mean??
I see a total of 90.16% and 6 accept.
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by:dannysh
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Hi

The HProf  output third column is total cpu usage, it shows that socketAccept (and there are 6 lines) use ~15% each.
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How "simple" is your application?
Are there some thread, resource consuming object?
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by:dannysh
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My app reads XML data from the request body, parse and validate it then store it to db.
The Hprof also shows those actions (parse , validate, store) but all conumes just 0.1%.
The real heavy conumer is the accept.
The problem is that I load the system in 8 request in second and it seems just 5 end in a second.
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by:Giant2
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normally a webserver wait for listen over a port (not for accept).
It seems the system try to accept the connection and it has difficulties (and so consume resources)
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by:primusmagestri
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Giant2, socketAccept is exactly the method that the inner object uses when you call accept for a ServerSocket object. It is a listener, you should pay attention to the java.net package classes.

dannysh, my idea is that you do not have too much data to transfer, parse, validate and store to DB. The accept method takes the most amount of CPU time to be executed. Network access, and by that I mean establishing a connection, takes much effort. I don't remember exactly, but isn't the CPU value indicated in HPROF results the percentage of CPU consumed out of the total per application? I mean, your CPU really goes to ~90% usage?
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Do you use the setting: cpu=samples?

I find this interesting post:

"The hprof cpu=samples option samples the runnable threads and bumps a counter for every stack trace where the thread appears to have done something based on the JVMPI HasThreadRun interface. It's possible this thread isn't doing anything, but hprof is fooled. It is just a sample counter, so it really does not represent CPU time, just that this TRACE's popularity is 79%."

Bye, Giant.
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by:dannysh
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Do you use the setting: cpu=samples?

Yes I do use it.

So is there any other way to measure real CPU usage ?
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>So is there any other way to measure real CPU usage ?

Seems it's not.
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You could use cpu=time, but this is not good, either. The time spent could be because of some synchronization rather than time spent calculating something usefull :)
Read this article too: http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/javaqa/2002-11/01-qa-1108-cpu.html
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