Tuesday, 23 September 2003, 12:41:44 EDT

I was looking at the load averages on one of the servers I run today and all three [see here for more information] were at '1.0'. This was the first time I had ever seen a load average that high so I decided do a little research to find out if an average that high is bad or not. I came up with this document. It is a pretty good read if you are interested in what load averages really mean on your Linux box.