CPU usage 100% but no process hogging CPU

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Sun Oct 28 08:30:51 PDT 2007

Mario Lobo wrote:
> On Sunday 28 October 2007 10:38:36 Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> Oh, you were going by the load average?  That is not a measure of system
>> performance, it only shows how many processes are running.
>> Anyway, glad you resolved it to your satisfaction.
>> Kris
> What would be the proper way to measure system performance/load then ?

By measuring performance, i.e. how well it performs according to 
whatever criteria are important to you :)

You can use load measurements like load average and CPU usage to focus 
your performance measurements but they are not themselves performance 


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