How can this 'top' command output make sense? Load over 7 and total CPU use ~5%

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Mon May 25 17:13:10 UTC 2009

> I think Wojciech means '...which is NOT measure of CPU _utilization_'

exactly what i said.

> In that case he's correct: whenever the CPU has to wait a lot for I/O,
> like network and disk, then the _load_ will go up, while the CPU
> _utilization_ stays low.

and that's inconsistent with explanation that load average is measure of 
CPU load.

it's not.

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