got load > 1 but no CPU state is showing?

Thomas T. Veldhouse veldy at
Mon Jun 16 07:25:30 PDT 2003

Any chance you are running an SMP system?  You might be seeing the usage of
only one CPU?

Tom Veldhouse

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stijn Hoop" <stijn at>
To: "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <veldy at>
Cc: "FreeBSD-Questions" <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: got load > 1 but no CPU state is showing?

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 09:14:39AM -0500, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
> Load averages and current load are two different things.  I suspect you
> didn't catch it when it was busy.

I know, but I've been running top for about 15 minutes now, and it
shows 0.0%. I can also assume that top has gotten in sync with somehow, but
then again I have more than 1 runnable process on average over the last
15 minutes, so I would suspect that some other process should also get some

And of course I also ran top on other terminals -- could they all be in sync
at the same time or something?


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