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Re: Linux /proc/loadavg

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Linux /proc/loadavg
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:36:31 -0500
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On Sat, 2022-01-15 at 10:29 +0000, Sven C. Dack wrote:
> I have recently been looking into this again, because of a new
> feature I am currently testing, and so far can only repeat what I
> have already said in the past. The /proc/loadavg file under Linux
> with a vanilla kernel is behaving as expected, meaning, the number of
> active processes can very well exceed the number of cores.

I spent some time yesterday building a large codebase with different
options and configurations.

I agree with your assessment: the value here is the number of runnable
jobs, not the number of running jobs.  I'm not exactly sure where the
original issue came from, so I'll fix this for the next release.

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