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

Peter Boosten peter at
Mon May 25 19:18:30 UTC 2009

On 25 mei 2009, at 21:08, Wojciech Puchar wrote:

>> Regardless from what you said: you _wrote_ CPU  _load_, not cpu
> what's a difference for you between "CPU load" and "CPU utilization"?
> i mean CPU load not system load.

The CPU will perform the same, whether at 10% utilization, or at 100%  
utilization, the system however won't.
That's the difference between load and utilization.



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