Performance question

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA
Wed Oct 8 19:55:19 IST 2003

Le mer 08/10/2003 à 14:44, Alan Fiebig a écrit :

> As my CPU load never exceeded 10%, I figured I had plenty of CPU power
> for 9 children. I didn't go higher than 9 though, as my ram ran out
> then and they started getting swapped out.


CPU load is not a % but an absolute number indicating the number of
ready to run processes in the system.  A load of 10 indicates that 10
processes are fighting for the CPU...

Denis Beauchemin, analyste
Université de Sherbrooke, S.T.I.
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