MineOS Load Averages meaning?


#1

Hi,
I am wondering if a 1.0 load average in the webui means 100% CPU load or 1% CPU load. Hoping its the latter.
Thanks


#2

The load average reported in the webui is the same load average from top and other standard Linux utilities.

1.0 load average means 1 core is used 100%.

Of course, since many machines are multicore, this might be misleading, so to be more precise:

1.0 load average means “all your cores combined are being issued work equivalent to what 1 core is capable of”

And further, your load average can exceed your number of cores. In a 4-core system, a 4.5 load average means “your system is asking your CPU to do half a core’s worth more work than it is capable of doing (maximum of 4.0).”