On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Wojciech Puchar <woj...@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote: >> >> The CPU will perform the same, whether at 10% utilization, or at 100% >> utilization, the system however won't. >> That's the difference between load and utilization. > > still don't understand you. > > CPU will not perform the same at 10% utilization, it will perform 10 times > less than at 100% utilization. >
You are assuming this based on what? > CPU load == CPU utilization == how big percentage of time CPU (or CPUs by > average) are doing anything except being in idle loop or hlt/waiting for > interrupt. > it's exactly the same words in that context. > Not true. top(1) can fully utilize the CPU. Doing so does not put the system under full load. > > load average is how much processes (by average) is not doing calculations > because something is not yet available and depends of computer resources(*) > - like CPU time, disk I/O results etc.. > > (*) - for example waiting on tty read is not calculated to load average as > it's depends on human not computer. What? -- Glen Barber _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"