[CentOS] Reason for high load on CentOS

Mon Mar 26 05:07:01 UTC 2012
Mihamina Rakotomandimby <mihamina at rktmb.org>

On 03/26/2012 07:31 AM, Kaushal Shriyan wrote:
>>> Are there tools or utilities to understand about the reason behind high
>>> load on CentOS Linux.
>>> Please help me understand with examples.
>> How did you know there is a high load in the first place?
> Using "w" command

- top
- iotop

The load average has relationship with I/O.

If you have RAID system, check what the status says you. You might be on 
a degraded RAID (broken, rebuilding,...) eating much disk I/O.