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Thread: servers load average?
02-27-2003, 12:42 AM #1ramGuest
How do i define in good or bad on a servers load average?
e.g 2.75, 2.51, 1.92
what would be a critical load average?
02-27-2003, 02:03 PM #2matt2kjonesGuest
you always try to kleep your load avergages down
Those seem pretty low, but it all depends on what your server is doing
if ur server is setting there doing hardelly anything, then those loads are high
if your server is serving pages quite regulaly then those are fine
but also, the specs of the server would be good
My server runs a community in php and mysql
but its small and only gets about 3 concurrent users at a given time
and the loads usually stay at 0.00 but sometimes creap to 0.10
03-08-2003, 04:35 PM #3WoofcatGuest
load average isn't really a practical measure of anything... better to look at cpu, ram, disk io, etc individually to decide if anything needs upgrading...
03-08-2003, 11:15 PM #4
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If it's not broke, don't fix it. Sometimes things are flukes. I would do my best in monitoring my system to find who my big users are. If you have multiple servers, balance them out. Really watch what scripts you let users install also. Some can eat huge holes in your memory and processing power. If you find this happening you may want to ask them to stop using it. I would also add that into your TOS about hogging system resources. Maybe even do a little research and find a better script that will do the exact same thing for the user, but uses less resources. It's a trial and error field out there. Yeah it's a good thing to watch every aspect of your system, but sometimes by simply moving some users around, you will be able to provider better service without any additional costs.
03-12-2003, 03:34 PM #5northwindGuest
Our averages are in the .3-.4 area.
In peak times we get .5-.6
But as stated before, look at things indivdually and see what needs upgrading if need be.