Load

Kyle Waters unum at unum5.org
Tue Sep 30 17:03:55 MDT 2008


Andrew Jorgensen wrote:
> Okay folks, I'm going out on a limb and admitting to some ignorance
> here.  Suppose I have a high load average on a server, let's say 20,
> how do I tell what's really going on?  I understand that load means
> that there are processes waiting for some resource but how do I see
> what resources they are waiting for?  We don't want to go buy more RAM
> and then find out that we had plenty of RAM, for instance.
>
>   
Now you've got me wondering.  How do I check 'load'.

Kyle



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