load average with multi-core CPU's
henry95 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 20:35:01 UTC 2011
Thanks- That's what I thought it was. I'm trying to settle an argument at
work : )
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 3:29 PM, Mark Felder <feld at feld.me> wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:22:43 -0500, Henry M <henry95 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>> Can someone explain, or point me to correct documentation on what the load
>> average on top/uptime is actually displaying?
> Load average is "average number of processes in the run queue" for the 1,
> 5, and 15 minute intervals. If you have a quad core CPU a 4.00 load average
> means you've been keeping the CPU busy at 100%.
> Does that make sense?
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