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SubjectRe: heads-up: preempt kernel and tux NO-GO
On Tue, 27 Nov 2001, J Sloan wrote:

> I have been looking into the tux2 webserver -
> Man, what a thing of beauty. A web benchmark
> that sends the load on the web server to 150
> when running apache results in a load average
> of maybe 2 when running tux, and much faster
> results to boot - anyway, I digress....

Loadavg isn't much of a measure here, it's a measure of the length of the
runnable queue. If you've only got two processes because your server has a
thread per processor, then yes, you'll see lower loadavg, but not lower
load. A real measure would look at idle percentage and throughput.

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