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SubjectRe: sendmail fails to deliver mail with attachments in /var/spool/mqueue
Jeff,

On Fri, Nov 10, 2000 at 03:29:20PM -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

> Well, here's what the sendmail folks **REAL** opinion of Linux is and
> the way load average is calculated (senders name removed)
>
> [... sendmail person ...]
>
> Ok, here's my blunt answer: Linux sucks. Why does it have a load
> > average of 10 if there are two processes running? Let's check the
> > man page:
> >
> > and the three load averages for the system. The load
> > averages are the average number of process ready to
> > run during the last 1, 5 and 15 minutes. This line
> > is just like the output of uptime(1).
> >
> > So: Linux load average on these systems is broken.

Or the documentation is b0rken? This is how the load figure is actually
calculated:

/*
* Nr of active tasks - counted in fixed-point numbers
*/
static unsigned long count_active_tasks(void)
{
struct task_struct *p;
unsigned long nr = 0;

read_lock(&tasklist_lock);
for_each_task(p) {
if ((p->state == TASK_RUNNING ||
(p->state & TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE)))
nr += FIXED_1;
}
read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
return nr;
}

Ralf
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