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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

Last edited by govindts; 09-23-2008 at 04:03 PM..
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Sys::Statistics::Linux::CpuStats(3pm)			User Contributed Perl Documentation		     Sys::Statistics::Linux::CpuStats(3pm)

Sys::Statistics::Linux::CpuStats - Collect linux cpu statistics. SYNOPSIS
use Sys::Statistics::Linux::CpuStats; my $lxs = Sys::Statistics::Linux::CpuStats->new; $lxs->init; sleep 1; my $stats = $lxs->get; Or my $lxs = Sys::Statistics::Linux::CpuStats->new(initfile => $file); $lxs->init; my $stats = $lxs->get; DESCRIPTION
Sys::Statistics::Linux::CpuStats gathers cpu statistics from the virtual /proc filesystem (procfs). For more information read the documentation of the front-end module Sys::Statistics::Linux. CPU STATISTICS
Generated by /proc/stat for each cpu (cpu0, cpu1 ...). cpu without a number is the summary. user - Percentage of CPU utilization at the user level. nice - Percentage of CPU utilization at the user level with nice priority. system - Percentage of CPU utilization at the system level. idle - Percentage of time the CPU is in idle state. total - Total percentage of CPU utilization. Statistics with kernels >= 2.6. iowait - Percentage of time the CPU is in idle state because an I/O operation is waiting to complete. irq - Percentage of time the CPU is servicing interrupts. softirq - Percentage of time the CPU is servicing softirqs. steal - Percentage of stolen CPU time, which is the time spent in other operating systems when running in a virtualized environment (>=2.6.11). METHODS
new() Call "new()" to create a new object. my $lxs = Sys::Statistics::Linux::CpuStats->new; Maybe you want to store/load the initial statistics to/from a file: my $lxs = Sys::Statistics::Linux::CpuStats->new(initfile => '/tmp/cpustats.yml'); If you set "initfile" it's not necessary to call sleep before "get()". It's also possible to set the path to the proc filesystem. Sys::Statistics::Linux::CpuStats->new( files => { # This is the default path => '/proc' stat => 'stat', } ); init() Call "init()" to initialize the statistics. $lxs->init; get() Call "get()" to get the statistics. "get()" returns the statistics as a hash reference. my $stats = $lxs->get; raw() Get raw values. EXPORTS
No exports. SEE ALSO
Please report all bugs to <jschulz.cpan(at)bloonix.de>. AUTHOR
Jonny Schulz <jschulz.cpan(at)bloonix.de>. COPYRIGHT
Copyright (c) 2006, 2007 by Jonny Schulz. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. perl v5.14.2 2012-03-09 Sys::Statistics::Linux::CpuStats(3pm)

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