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Re: uptime is too high. Is it normal?

To: colin <>
Subject: Re: uptime is too high. Is it normal?
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 12:52:55 +0000
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On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 08:39:08PM +0800, colin wrote:

> Hi all,
> We use MIPS Linux+uClibc0.9.28+busybox 1.1.0 on our machine.
> After use "uptime" to get the loading of device, it shows: 
>     03:50:05 up  3:50, load average: 2.00, 2.00, 2.00
> Is it normal? It seems too high because my PC Linux has a much lower value:
>     20:38:31 up 12 days,  5:11,  5 users,  load average: 0.04, 0.01, 0.00

Well, check with ps what is causing the load.  Look for processes in
either 'D' or 'R' state.


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