load > 1, no process using >10% CPU...?

Damian Gerow dgerow at afflictions.org
Tue Apr 19 19:05:29 PDT 2005

Thus spake Damian Gerow (dgerow at afflictions.org) [19/04/05 21:21]:
: I'm a little fuzzy as to /how/ load is calculated, but why would my system
: think that it's doing all kinds of work when ps, top, and systat can't
: really tell me /what/ it's doing?

It turned out to be a runaway xmms process.  But I still find it strange
that it didn't show anything obvious in top.

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