From the manual:
     uptime -- show how long system has been running


The uptime utility displays the current time, the length of time the sys- tem has been up, the number of users, and the load average of the system
     over the last 1, 5, and 15 minutes.
This is great, except that it does not tell me what "0.5" means? Example:

1:41PM  up 5 days,  2:22, 4 users, load averages: 0.36, 0.42, 0.51

The only referenced material in the man page is w(1) which tells this:

> The load average numbers give the number of jobs in the run queue averaged over 1, 5 and 15 minutes.

What are those "jobs"? I guess they are not processes. What is that "run queue"? Which is better, the lower or the higher number?



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