How can this 'top' command output make sense? Load over 7 and
total CPU use ~5%
wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Sun May 24 18:23:04 UTC 2009
> From the glossary (p. 630) of _The_Design_and_Implementation_of_the
> _FreeBSD_Operating_System_ by McKusick and Neville-Neil:
> load average A measure of CPU load on the system. The load average
> in FreeBSD is an average of the number of processes ready to
> run or waiting for short-term events such as disk I/O to
> complete, as sampled once per second over the previous one-
> minute interval of system operation.
so this glossary should be fixed because it's nonsense.
first - says that it's measure of CPU load
then - "or waiting for short-term events such as disk I/O" - which is NOT
measure of CPU load.
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