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loads in WHM

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bojomojo, Sep 7, 2008.

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    Although not prefect, the system load averages are the average number of processes that are either in a runnable or uninterruptable state. A process in a runnable state is either using the CPU or waiting to use the CPU. A process in unin‐terruptable state is waiting for some I/O access, eg waiting for disk.

    The averages are taken over the three time intervals (1 min, 5 min and 15 min). Load averages are not normalized for the number of CPUs in a system, so a load average of 1 means a single CPU system is loaded all the time while on a 4 CPU system it means it was idle 75% of the time.

    Use the "top" command for a better understanding of what specific processes are consuming the most resources.

    A more technical explanation of load averages:
    http://www.luv.asn.au/overheads/NJG_LUV_2002/luvSlides.html
     
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