On Fri, Nov 10, 2000 at 02:18:20PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Numerically high load averages aren't inherently a bad thing. There
> isn't anything bad about a system with a loadavg of 20 if it does what
> it should in the time you'd expect. However, if your daemons start
> blocking because they assume this number means badness, than that is
> the problem, not the loadavg in itself.
The problem seems to me that the load figure doesn't express what most
people seem to expect it to - CPU load.