On Tue, 4 Sep 2007, Steve McConville wrote:
> Just to be pedantic (sorry) - load averages are the arithmetic means
> of the number of processes *ready for execution but not running* over
To be even more pedantic, it's an arbitrary measure of load, whose
definition depends on the details of the scheduler your system is
On traditional Unix, it's the length of the run-queue. Which *will*
include processes running (they have to go on the run-queue at the
ennd of their time-slice in order to run again, which might be when
loadavg's get updated ;) ).
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