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    SubjectRe: avenrun and TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE
    On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 12:17:15PM -0700, Jim Garlick wrote:
    > Hi,
    > Why does (2.2.14) linux/kernel/sched.c::count_active_tasks() consider tasks
    > sleeping with the TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE flag to be the same as TASK_RUNNABLE
    > for the avenrun computation? (In 2.3.x the code is in linux/kernel/timer.c)
    > It would seem that a sleeping task shouldn't contribute to the load avg...

    It is a cheap hack to count processes doing IO in the loadavg. Otherwise
    you could have a box full of processes doing heavy IO and loading the box a lot
    with a loadavg around 0.01 (like in Solaris)


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