Re: Long uptime (~1 yr) => broken load averages (2.2.12)

From: Albert D. Cahalan (
Date: Mon Sep 04 2000 - 21:53:04 EST

Jorge Nerin writes:
> Neal H Walfield wrote:

>> Starting twelve days ago the load average has increased by one every
>> twenty-four hours. Normally, it remains close to 0. At the moment, they
>> are at twelve; I imagine that tomorrow, they will be at thirteen:

> You may have stuck processes wich doesn't run but count as active for
> the load avg count. Almost all processes that get stuck in D state and
> can't be killed increases the load avg by one per process stuck.

In that case:

ps -eo stat,f,pid,pcpu,fname,wchan | egrep '^[DR]'
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