[thelist] how high constitutes troublesome load average.

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Fri Oct 9 07:17:43 CDT 2009

On 9 Oct 2009, at 04:40, Robert Lee wrote:

> Keep in mind that there are lots of other factors that could make a  
> machine
> slow down (IO, DB, etc.), and load average is just one factor, but a
> continually high load sure doesn't help.

And while load average is a useful warning sign, it doesn't  
necessarily follow that the user experience is of slow response times,  
which is what actually matters.

If you are seeing consistently high load averages, then that's  
probably the point to do some evaluation of the real KPI.

(mmm NFRs & NFT)


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