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SubjectRe: how load average is calculated
On Mon, 7 Dec 1998, John Haggerty wrote:

> I would like to know how the "load average" for a particular machine
> is calculated. I think this is proably done in the kernel but I'm
> not sure.

You can find the info you need in kernel/sched.c and
include/linux/sched.h. Search for 'avenrun' and 'load'.

All involved functions take about 20 lines and are well
commented so you should be able to figure out the rest


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