In response to Laszlo Nagy <gand...@designaproduct.biz>:
From the manual:
uptime -- show how long system has been running
The uptime utility displays the current time, the length of time
tem has been up, the number of users, and the load average of the
over the last 1, 5, and 15 minutes.
This is great, except that it does not tell me what "0.5" means? Example:
1:41PM up 5 days, 2:22, 4 users, load averages: 0.36, 0.42, 0.51
The only referenced material in the man page is w(1) which tells this:
The load average numbers give the number of jobs in the run queue
averaged over 1, 5 and 15 minutes.
What are those "jobs"? I guess they are not processes. What is that "run
queue"? Which is better, the lower or the higher number?
Higher is a busier system.