Bug 173740 - loadavg always above 2...
loadavg always above 2...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-11-20 04:36 EST by Thomas M Steenholdt
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:23 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-12-02 18:30:22 EST
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Description Thomas M Steenholdt 2005-11-20 04:36:23 EST
Description of problem:

It looks like, for whatever reason, loadavg adds 2 to the real runqueue average
numbers. On my completely idle system, /proc/loadavg reports 2.00 2.00 2.00.

Other than that loadavg appears to work, increasing with load and dropping again
after removing load.

This is on a Pentium M system.

The last kernel checked was kernel-2.6.14-1.1688_FC5 which still exhibited this

I have no idea how deep this goes, but i'm guessing that at least some userspace
utils will misbehave because of this.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cat /proc/loadavg
Actual results:

2.xx 2.xx 2.xx ...

Expected results:

0.xx 0.xx 0.xx ...
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-12-01 14:56:54 EST
can you attach the output of ps ax please ?
Comment 2 Thomas M Steenholdt 2005-12-02 03:51:31 EST
Problem does not seem to occur after I have updated to test1. Fact is that I did
not check for any stuck process, so that would explain this phenomenon.
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-12-02 18:30:22 EST
ok, reopen if it reoccurs.

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