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Old 09-09-2008, 04:57 AM   #1
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Load average stay as high as around 1.00

I type "top" command to see what are running on my system, and the load average. I see very high load average constantly at about 1.00. However, the CPU usage is 99% idle. Why is that? Is something weird running on my system? Should I restart the system in such a case?
Old 09-09-2008, 09:37 AM   #2
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Load average wiki article
Old 09-10-2008, 02:22 AM   #3
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Now that I have a brief idea. In circumstance, it's probably that some I/O process are jammed. If it is really the case, what should I do, apart from rebooting, to solve the problem?

Thanks very much for the article! It make me understand load average more!


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