Re: break the machine/load average

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Thu, 5 Sep 1996 17:12:45 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 5 Sep 1996, Russell Berry wrote:

> Here's something neat...
> russ@interloper:~$ uptime
> 12:21am up 51 min, 5 users, load average: 116.42, 71.31, 40.16
> and it didn't die!!!

Linux is great.. last year, I had a web page running on my 16 meg 486/66
which got 50,000-300,000 hits a day, plus constantly doing automatic image
manipulation with ImageMagick. It ran at 125+ load average for about 48
hours.. Then I realized that I would actually like to be able to use my
computer, so I killed httpd and moved the page to a different computer.
My computer continued to run perfectly for at least two more weeks before
it was eventually rebooted in order to use MicroSloth Word.

This year, I plan to put the web page back to see what my Dual PPro 200
w/64 megs RAM will do.. :)

-Tom Kludy