Not true.  top(1) can fully utilize the CPU.  Doing so does not put
the system under full load.

top uses small percentage of CPU power. if it would use all - it WOULD mean full CPU 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.

exactly what i wrote. reread if you don't understand.

anyway i'm quitting this discussion as it's obvious for most people that can read what i mean and what CPU load/utilization mean.

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