Re: CPU Load numbers (1.86 1.78 1.44) - what do they mean?

In alt.os.linux Asfand Yar Qazi <ayZIG0106@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
Nicholas DePetrillo wrote:
On Thu, 02 Feb 2006 11:41:58 +0000, Asfand Yar Qazi wrote:

On various displays (like on the enlightenment CPU load epplet) there are some
numbers (e.g.):


To sum it up:
Those three numbers represent how much work has been done on the system in
the last 1 minute, 5 minutes and 15 minutes.

After reading that, I'm STILL confused, but thanks anyway :-)

Not quite, loadaverage means the average number of processes
waiting in the run queue for CPU time. Alone it doesn't tell much,
you need to know how many CPU the system has and check how the
load is bound to tell anything meaning full.

Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94)
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