How can this 'top' command output make sense? Load over 7 and
total CPU use ~5%
peter at boosten.org
Mon May 25 17:28:01 UTC 2009
On 25 mei 2009, at 19:12, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> I think Wojciech means '...which is NOT measure of CPU _utilization_'
> exactly what i said.
Regardless from what you said: you _wrote_ CPU _load_, not cpu
_utilization_, which are two completely different thingemies. The load
averages in top describe the state the entire machine is in, not just
>> In that case he's correct: whenever the CPU has to wait a lot for I/
>> 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.
I never claimed load average = CPU load!
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