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    SubjectRE: Why so must idle time ?
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    > I have a machine running web server. It has a lot of httpd's loaded and
    > most of them are sleeping. The load average is always around 7-13, so I
    > wonder why the CPU usage doesn't reach ~100%. It wastes CPU time or
    > simply there is something top does not show ?

    Two words, "disk I/O".

    DS


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