Meaning of load average of the top Linux command


Meaning of “load average” of the top Linux command

The “load average” information given by the top command is of fundamental importance. But how to correctly understand the meaning of it? Which value are bad? Which good?

This article is just simply brilliant in explaining how to interpret this value: http://blog.scoutapp.com/articles/2009/07/31/understanding-load-averages

Enjoy!

-Sieze

About giannigar

Senior Software Engineer - Groupon - Dublin, Ireland

Posted on December 9, 2010, in Linux, Ubuntu and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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