[rrd-users] Re: How get CPU and Memory values

Dave Lugo dlugo at etherboy.com
Fri Oct 7 23:53:39 MEST 2005

On Fri, 7 Oct 2005, Serge Maandag wrote:
> This may be like stating the obvious to some, but remember that
> load is not the same as cpu usage.
> The load is the number of processes waiting to be run.
> They can be waiting for cpu, but also for disk I/O.
> I've seen loads of 700 and up on busy systems. That is also
> about the moment top doesn't work anymore, so you'll have to
> use `who` or `vmstat`.

You're correct, it's not.  But the question was perhaps a bit

  "But how can I calculate the processor load with the numbers from



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