Subject: Re: Load Measurement
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/06/2004 14:25:04
On Mon, 6 Dec 2004, Martin Husemann wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 06, 2004 at 01:25:37PM +0100, Zafer Aydogan wrote:
>> Is that because NetBSD has a different scheduler ?
> The "load" numbers don't realy mean anything objective. You can not compare
> them between different operating systems. I've seen AIX systems at load 20
> that were fine for interactive use, and other systems at load 2 that were
> barely usable.

More importantly, the load don't say anything about how much work your CPU 
is doing.
It's a number related to how many processes are running. So it depends on 
how many daemons you have, different services, and how much they are used.


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