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Regarding  mpstat

What would a high ration of user to system indicate

What would a high ratio of system to user indicate
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All the processes that are running on the system are reflected in their usage user deals with the data of all apps, processes.  System deals
It varies, user wait state means the system is waiting for data usually from disk, network, or external device.
User services I.e. web server, local users, database servers, mailserver will count in the user column.
System would reflect the system level stats.
High user state means that you have too many services for the system to handle.
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