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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers top - Load average Post 302239389 by govindts on Tuesday 23rd of September 2008 01:58:21 PM
Thank you so much for your immediate reply. Here is my output of top command. I have only four CPU and it is showing 5.50 load average.
It should be less then 4*1.15 => 4.6 But is showing more now. Is this possible? Please let me know. This is LINUX server.

17:54:21 up 59 days, 19:54, 3 users, load average: 5.50, 4.03, 4.01
310 processes: 304 sleeping, 6 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: cpu user nice system irq softirq iowait idle
total 36.2% 0.0% 41.3% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 22.0%
cpu00 21.3% 0.0% 51.3% 0.0% 1.1% 0.0% 26.0%
cpu01 25.4% 0.0% 54.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.3%
cpu02 55.1% 0.0% 27.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 17.8%
cpu03 42.8% 0.0% 32.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 24.0%

18:02:41 up 59 days, 20:02, 3 users, load average: 6.34, 4.92, 4.38
304 processes: 303 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: cpu user nice system irq softirq iowait idle
total 15.3% 0.0% 44.5% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 39.7%
cpu00 7.1% 0.0% 59.9% 0.1% 0.5% 0.3% 31.7%
cpu01 21.2% 0.0% 37.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 40.8%
cpu02 11.9% 0.0% 39.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 48.7%
cpu03 21.2% 0.0% 40.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 37.7%
Mem: 11819656k av, 11786464k used, 33192k free, 0k shrd, 72668k buff
8937992k actv, 1711768k in_d, 265320k in_c

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TLOAD(1)							Linux User's Manual							  TLOAD(1)

tload - graphic representation of system load average SYNOPSIS
tload [-V] [-s scale] [ -d delay ] [tty] DESCRIPTION
tload prints a graph of the current system load average to the specified tty (or the tty of the tload process if none is specified). Options The -s scale option allows a vertical scale to be specified for the display (in characters between graph ticks); thus, a smaller value rep- resents a larger scale, and vice versa. The -d delay sets the delay between graph updates in seconds. FILES
/proc/loadavg load average information SEE ALSO
ps(1), top(1), uptime(1), w(1) BUGS
The -d delay option sets the time argument for an alarm(2); if -d 0 is specified, the alarm is set to 0, which will never send the SIGALRM and update the display. AUTHORS
Branko Lankester, David Engel <>, and Michael K. Johnson <>. Please send bug reports to <> Cohesive Systems 20 Mar 1993 TLOAD(1)

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