> In the olden days (at least I learnt that definition for a system
> based on 3.x BSD), the "load average" is the number of runnable
> processes (i.e. those that could do work if they got a slice of CPU
> time) averaged over some period of time (1, 2, 5, 10 minutes).
> I don't know the concise definition in Linux's case either.
Extending your definition, the load average in Linux would be:
"the number of processes that could do work if they got a slice
of CPU time or had their data in RAM instead of being blocked
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