load average query

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load average query

Post by knzzz » 2018/07/18 05:07:30

Hi Team,

Could some one please give me the defination of load average and it would be great if explain it with example.


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Re: load average query

Post by MartinR » 2018/07/18 10:46:22

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Re: load average query

Post by hunter86_bg » 2018/07/18 13:42:31

Here is an easy to understand explanation.
Also keep in mind that loadavg shows processes that aare in R or D state, so you might experience high load avg when actually I/O is the problem.
Example: Stale NFS mount with multiple 'ls' waiting for the NFS to respond.

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