Console heroes don't miskate

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Thu Oct 10 17:22:32 PDT 2002


On Thu, 10 Oct 2002 23:15:12 +0000 (UTC)
highos at linuxfromscratch.org (Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee) wrote:

> You take a
> single PIII 750Mhz w/ 512MB and 2x9GB 7200RPM UW2 SCSI and get a load
> above 12.00 and tell me how responsive the system is :P

Of course, load isnt 'how slow the box is'.

Load is a measure of how many processes are waiting on something
(usually IO).

Hence high load != slow box (although usually so, as you almost always
want the same resource the other 80,000 processes do...)

:-)
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