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Old 04-06-2002
Question CPU load unit of measure?

If unix says my cpu load is 2.15 exactly what does that mean?
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Old 04-08-2002
It means that over the last minute, an average of 2.15 processes were waiting for CPU time at any given moment. The "uptime" command will show you 1, 5 and 15 minute load-averages.
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