Subject: Re: Load Measurement
To: Ian Zagorskih <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/06/2004 14:27:59
On Mon, 6 Dec 2004, Ian Zagorskih wrote:

> 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.
> ..and i can run most of interactive GUI apps on QNX4/Photon having 100% load 
> at user space. Same time system is about frozen when file system cache is 
> flushed while load is ~10%.
> ps: just my 2cents :)

?? Um... Load isn't measured in %... There is no such thing as 100% load.
I suspect you're talking about the CPU state time usage numbers, which are 
measured in %. If you look at top (for example) the load is the three 
numbers after the keyword "load average". :-)


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