I have this exact argument at work every so often. People coming in from
an NT environment have difficulty understanding what it is/means and
that it's not neccessarily bad when load gets above 1, etc, etc, etc.
Ralf Baechle wrote:
> 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.
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