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Title: Load average is high after adding second drive
ID: /2019/07/10/Load-average-is-high-after-adding-second-drive
Created: July 10, 2019    Edited:  July 10, 2019
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There is an excellent Q&A with the same problem:

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The solution from top-voted answer was this command:

echo "disable" > /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/gpe6F

In the link grep was used to discover the interrupt causing grief:

grep . -r /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/

Load Average

If you look at your system load average for 1-5-15 minutes like this:

$ cat /proc/loadavg
0.50 0.76 0.91 2/1037 14366

It’s reporting .5, .76 and .91. From Understanding Linux CPU Load - when should you be worried? it says:

Further in the article it will mention something like the load average for all your CPUs are added together but not divided by the number of CPUs to get an average of all CPUs. You have to do this manually so the true values are:

.063 - .095 - .113

because I have 8 CPUs.

I prefer to use Conky to display this in real-time though:

conky nvidia.png

Notice the 4th line from the bottom display 1-5-15 minute load averages as:

.150 .177 .143

The 1 minute load average of .15 equates to 15% which matches the All CPU percentage value two lines above the Load Average.

Without diving by 8 I’d have a heart attack because I would be seeing:

1.200 1.416 1.144

Conky automatically divides for me with the Conky code:

${execpi .001 (awk '{printf "%s/", $1}' /proc/loadavg; grep -c processor /proc/cpuinfo;) | bc -l | cut -c1-4} ${execpi .001 (awk '{printf "%s/", $2}' /proc/loadavg; grep -c processor /proc/cpuinfo;) | bc -l | cut -c1-4} ${execpi .001 (awk '{printf "%s/", $3}' /proc/loadavg; grep -c processor /proc/cpuinfo;) | bc -l | cut -c1-4}

Of course not everyone uses conky probably only 1% of Linux users but for those out there that love Conky like me, you might find this code helpful.

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