Subject: Re: cpu load
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: port-i386
Date: 03/01/2002 14:27:16
Manuel Bouyer said:

>On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 11:19:29AM -0600, Fabi_n Salamanca wrote:

>> 11:13AM  up 18:10, 1 user, load averages: 0.54, 0.32, 0.28
>> USER             TTY      FROM              LOGIN@  IDLE WHAT
>> fsalamanca       p0   11:13AM     - w               
>There is no standart way of computing the load average, and each system
>implements its own algorithm. It's only vaguely related to CPU usage:
>you can have higth load average with only a few % of CPU used, for example
>if processes are I/O bound.

And that is not really a high load by any stretch of the imagination on
any system. 

Rick Kelly