Cloudshell and XU4 - temperature and processes

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Cloudshell and XU4 - temperature and processes

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Just wondering what temperature anyone with this this setup is reporting? (Great utility BTW makes the Cloudshell worth having).

I am usually 55-57 Centigrade in idle state with 1% CPU usage - it has gone up slightly since I swapped a hard drive for an SSD. This is maybe a bit high? It doesn't take much to have the fan spin up.

I live in NZ and it's winter here with room temp about 18.

I am using the supplied Hardkernal power supply but have a 6A supply on the way - I ordered this as the HD I had in it before the SSD was making sounds that I recognised as indicating inadequate power from when I had it in a USB 3.0 caddy. The reason I mention the power supply is that on a Banana Pi with an SSD on the SATA port it ran very hot until I gave it a better power supply.

Another thing I have noticed is that the Cloudshell utility reports around 44 processes when Webmin reports 150 or more so they are apparently getting this info from different sources?

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Re: Cloudshell and XU4 - temperature and processes

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johnvick wrote: Another thing I have noticed is that the Cloudshell utility reports around 44 processes when Webmin reports 150 or more so they are apparently getting this info from different sources?

John
Hi John,

We don't include kernel threads/processes in calculations. So it only lists active running programs.

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ps --ppid 2 -p 2 --deselect
If you want to list all processes (including kernel):

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ps aux
Add the following to total them all up, then take away 2 (ps line and description line):

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# | wc -l
#eg: .no total processes (including kernel)
echo -e "$(( $(ps aux | wc -l) - 2 ))" 
I am usually 55-57 Centigrade in idle state with 1% CPU usage
The XU4 has a known, poor thermal dissipation "issue".
When running at 100% on all cores, mine reaches 95'c, then the thermal protection kicks in after 3 seconds, reducing clocks to 1.0-1.4GHz.
To prevent the high heats, i lock CPU clocks to 1.4Ghz maximum (dietpi-config > performance). Never goes above 65'c (just how I like it :) ):
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I am using the supplied Hardkernal power supply but have a 6A supply on the way
I had to purchase a 5V/8amp PSU because the official HK 4amp PSU was "faulty": http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=99&t=15513. But yes, the XU4 + Cloudshell begs for a larger amp PSU.
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Re: Cloudshell and XU4 - temperature and processes

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I should have the new PSU in a few days and I'll see if this makes a difference. When I had similar problems with the BPi the SDD was almost too hot to touch and with a better PSU it became cool to the touch.
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Got the new power supply and no difference to the running temperature but at least I don't have to live with a Korean plug going into a Aus/NZ adaptor.
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johnvick wrote:but at least I don't have to live with a Korean plug going into a Aus/NZ adaptor.
Lol. Yep, can't beat a native power plug :)
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