Load average

Hernandes Sousa hernandes.sousa at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 01:48:37 UTC 2010

That's it! There were great other resources in the wikipedia page. Thanks.

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 3:41 AM, Justin Gruenberg
<justin.gruenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 9:50 PM, Hernandes Sousa
> <hernandes.sousa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey folks,
>> I was taking a look at the uptime command and saw the load average.
>> I've been looking around and saw that how this gets calculated is
>> quite a mistery, all I know is that it's based on the average
>> processes queue (by measuring processes state and I/O). Could anyone
>> please clarify a bit more?
> Wikipedia does a pretty good job explaining (or, better than I would).
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Load_(computing)#Unix-style_load_calculation
>> What about a good number to keep it under? (I've read that it should
>> be kept under 1, but as I don't understand the whole thing I'm not
>> sure).
> Ideally, the load average would be less than the number of processors you have.
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