Viktor Lazlo viktorlazlo at telus.net
Thu Apr 3 17:56:02 PST 2003

On Thu, 3 Apr 2003, David Olbersen wrote:

> Does anybody have a nice definition of the UNIX term "load" ?
> I have a gut-level idea of what it is, but nothing that I can pass on to non-UNIX people.
> Any help?

The load averages displayed in commands like top, uptime and w are the
average number of jobs in the run queue during the last 1/5/15 minutes.



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