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Old 08-21-2003, 03:11 PM   #1
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Load average calculation ?


How the "load average" in Linux is calcualted? What are dependent variables?

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Old 08-21-2003, 04:42 PM   #2
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The load average is the average number of jobs in the run queue.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 03:13 AM   #3
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What is the "nice" level based on?

My load average is currently 0.01 0.06 0.10 as shown by top.

cpu usage is
3.6% user, .3% system 0.0% nice, and the rest idle.

What is that "nice" percentage anyway?



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Old 08-22-2003, 03:17 AM   #4
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The percentage marks how busy the nice threads are.

The threads that play well with others, and you think I'm kidding

Soft realtime threads
 
Old 08-27-2003, 02:53 PM   #5
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The load average is the average number of jobs in the run queue.
Jobs are processes? Right?
 
  


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