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Sudden High LINUX CPU Utilization...

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Hello:

Starting the other day, we saw a CPU utilization on our production LINUX server go from a "normal" 10% average utilization to approx 45 - 60% utilization. It's been "pegged" at about
45 - 60% utilization since then.

When I do a "top" command, I get these results below.  Can you help me decipher these data?
If "top" is not the best command to use, please advise which command I should run and I'll provide supplement data in a follow-up post.  Thank you.

top - 16:43:43 up 75 days, 13:21, 36 users,  load average: 2.31, 2.36, 2.33
Tasks: 671 total,   5 running, 666 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s): 45.9% us,  9.0% sy,  0.0% ni, 45.0% id,  0.1% wa,  0.0% hi,  0.0% si
Mem:  33264168k total, 17173904k used, 16090264k free,   359788k buffers
Swap: 25165792k total,   234908k used, 24930884k free, 13276400k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
 1381 oracle    25   0 2022m 107m  89m R  100  0.3  21522:51 oracle
 4350 oracle    16   0 2001m  91m  89m R   55  0.3   9789:05 oracle
 4348 oracle    16   0 22620 9168 5568 S   47  0.0   8024:24 DP800
14660 oracle    16   0 2002m 179m 176m S    4  0.6   0:01.62 oracle
16254 oracle    16   0 2002m 222m 218m S    2  0.7   0:04.14 oracle
 8674 hallsftp  16   0  3656 1296  740 R    2  0.0   0:05.74 top
11299 oracle    23   0 18368 6928 4628 S    1  0.0   0:00.03 DP700
11303 oracle    18   0 1999m  23m  21m S    1  0.1   0:00.03 oracle
14658 rfhalls   15   0 25104  19m 5276 S    1  0.1   0:01.04 f60run
16252 rfhalls   16   0 27852  22m 5960 S    1  0.1   0:02.71 f60run
 9349 oracle    17   0 67932  24m  12m S    1  0.1   0:10.65 frmweb
21503 rfhalls   16   0 28128  22m 5856 S    1  0.1   0:01.83 f60run
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