[CentOS] Load Average

Chris Mason (Lists) lists at masonc.com
Thu Mar 2 01:18:48 UTC 2006

Sudev Barar wrote:
> No load average is not just CPU but reflects all parameters. For pure
> CPU usage system monitor or similar tool will give better
> understanding. Also the processes (or dameons) running will really
> determine the expected load average.
> But as some else said for genera usage 2~3 times x number of
> processors is a thumb rule guide.
> --
I don't think so. I believe, but could be wrong, that load average is 
the number of processes waiting to execute. Nothing else.
However, I reserve the right to be wrong.

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