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Re: [SLE] 'Top' load averages?
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 10:43:51 -0800
  • Message-id: <200502051043.51709.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>

On Saturday 05 February 2005 06:30, Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC) wrote:
> Been monitoring the system CPU usage with the 'top' command and I
> wonder what the time intervals is for the 3 load average figures ie
> is it 'load average% for the last minute'/100, 'load average% for the
> last 2.5 minutes'/100, 'load average% for the last 5 minutes'/100??
> I have had a look at man, info, the help pages and th user and admin
> manual without success. Where can I find reference to what each value
> is?

It's documented in the "uptime" manual page:

..., and the average number of jobs in the run queue over
the last 1, 5 and 15 minutes. ...

> Hylton Conacher

Randall Schulz

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