Understanding status cpu LOAD

colet

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Hello,

Our company occasionally sends an email newsletter to our customers. During these mailings I tend to get a few Status warning (LOAD) email alerts sent to my root account. From what I've read so far, LOAD 5 is considered average.

It hasn't been a problem so far, but I'd like to understand this metric better. Any insight would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Cole