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    SubjectRe: uninteruptable sleep (D state => load_avrg++)
    On mer, 04 avr 2001 17:05:05 Paul Jakma wrote:
    > imagine a box with a bunch of processes that do almost nothing but
    > call on the kernel to do IO. If you only count the runnable state
    > towards load_avg then your load_avg will be very low, even though your
    > box is swamped - you are ignoring the work of the kernel.
    > if you count D towards load_avg then it will reflect this abstract
    > 'load' concept more accurately.
    > Ie, counting D towards load_avg is a way of taking kernel IO work into
    > account when calculating the load average figures.

    ok I'm convinced.
    And a measure can't be perfect.

    Thank you,

    Christophe Barbé
    Software Engineer
    Lineo High Availability Group
    42-46, rue Médéric
    92110 Clichy - France
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