LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-03-2002, 09:40 PM   #1
Cyth
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2001
Location: Sweden, Lund
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 68

Rep: Reputation: 15
Average load


What does this average load mean? Ie top shows 3 decimals describing what load the system are taking. Ie, When I'm compiling stuff it says something like 2, 3, 2 - What does it mean? Is it "alot of load"?

regards,
/Cyth
 
Old 01-22-2002, 04:33 PM   #2
notsoevil
Member
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Distribution: RedHat ES
Posts: 120

Rep: Reputation: 15
"man" is your best friend.

#> man top
...
uptime
This line displays the time the system has been up, and the three load averages for the system.
The load averages are the average number of process ready to run during the last 1, 5 and 15 min*
utes. This line is just like the output of uptime(1). The uptime display may be toggled by the
interactive l command.
...

Also, should you ever need to or want to know the load average without running top, you can simply run the 'uptime' command.

Last edited by notsoevil; 01-22-2002 at 04:35 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
load average? ampex189 Linux - Newbie 2 03-06-2005 08:17 PM
load average approaching 20 kfiralfia Linux - General 5 09-29-2004 10:35 AM
RH 8 load average is messed up Mike-BB Red Hat 1 07-30-2004 06:59 AM
Load average 1.0, 1.0, 1.0 ? belated Linux - Newbie 4 11-30-2003 04:49 PM
Load average calculation ? mikeshn Linux - General 4 08-27-2003 03:53 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:32 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration