Hi. On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 02:13:07PM -0500, rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: > On Wednesday, March 07, 2018 01:16:06 AM Reco wrote: > > Along with other uid<100 users, 'gnats' is there for a long time, > > nobody's sure what will break if it's removed from passwd(5), > > Wow! (I am not the OP, but that is disappointing (but not surprising, I > suspect the same or similar about other things buried in Linux one place or > another) and scary.
You want scary - I'll give you one. Have you ever thought what do these number in uptime(1) mean? If you thought 'a number of processes that's waiting for CPU' - think again - . And yes, only Linux kernel counts uninterruptible sleep as load average. As for the disappointment - I have it too. Fresh one: Mar 7 09:11:17 xxx kernel: [315045.065234] systemd-udevd invoked oom-killer: ... Mar 7 09:11:18 xxx kernel: [315045.301642] Free swap = 3887244kB Mar 7 09:11:18 xxx kernel: [315045.305155] Total swap = 3903484kB Mar 7 09:11:18 xxx kernel: [315045.308669] 65536 pages RAM Use swap, they said. If you don't configure swap, big scary out-of-memory killer will take your processes, they said.  http://www.brendangregg.com/blog/2017-08-08/linux-load-averages.html Reco