From the glossary (p. 630) of _The_Design_and_Implementation_of_the
_FreeBSD_Operating_System_ by McKusick and Neville-Neil:
load average A measure of CPU load on the system. The load average
in FreeBSD is an average of the number of processes ready to
run or waiting for short-term events such as disk I/O to
complete, as sampled once per second over the previous one-
minute interval of system operation.
so this glossary should be fixed because it's nonsense.
first - says that it's measure of CPU load
then - "or waiting for short-term events such as disk I/O" - which is NOT
measure of CPU load.
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