Performance question

Alan Fiebig mailscanner at ELKNET.NET
Wed Oct 8 20:02:44 IST 2003

>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...

If this is the case, then why does TOP have a percent sign next to the
stat? If TOP shows:
  91.4% idle

does this not mean that my CPU load is not (100% - 76.4%)= 8.6%?

That's really confusing, they should get rid of the percent sign then.


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