How to Interpret Load Average in Linux (Linux Crash Course Series)

Originally published at: How to Interpret Load Average in Linux (Linux Crash Course Series) – Learn Linux TV

The “Load Average” within our Linux servers and workstations enables administrators to understand how well the system is keeping up with its workload. By reading the values within the Load Average, we can also determine the overall performance of the system over several time periods, which will give us an idea on how the workloads are progressing. In this video, Jay will teach you how to fetch the current load average, and how to read the values.

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