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    System information disabled due to load higher than 1.0

    I occasionallly see this message on a fresh boot and first login to any of my several machines. Any ideas what it means or what causes it? I am the only one logged in, and the machine is not reachable to the outside world.

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    Re: System information disabled due to load higher than 1.0

    I downloaded the Ubuntu 10.04 server ready made virtual machine from VirtualBox
    http://virtualboxes.org/images/
    It is only for playing with PHP etc. but half the time on bootup I get that message too.
    I have no idea why as the server is not connected to anything other than localhost.
    Where are the experts?

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    Re: System information disabled due to load higher than 1.0

    Quote Originally Posted by jazzon View Post
    I occasionallly see this message on a fresh boot and first login to any of my several machines. Any ideas what it means or what causes it? I am the only one logged in, and the machine is not reachable to the outside world.
    This might be informative
    Code:
     System load averages is the average number of processes that are either
           in a runnable or uninterruptable state.  A process in a runnable  state
           is  either  using the CPU or waiting to use the CPU. A process in unin‐
           terruptable state is waiting for some I/O access, eg waiting for  disk.
           The  averages  are  taken over the three time intervals.  Load averages
           are not normalized for the number of CPUs in a system, so a load  aver‐
           age  of 1 means a single CPU system is loaded all the time while on a 4
           CPU system it means it was idle 75% of the time.
    In a practical sense what the system is telling you is -- wait I'm busy right now.

    To see a listing of system load use the commands w or top or (if installed) htop. The last two processes are real time so you can actually watch the load go up if you are watching a video or other CPU intensive activity.

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    Re: System information disabled due to load higher than 1.0

    LOL...Thanks cap. So during the boot up the one of the three scan cycles occurs, and the value is stored as > 1.0 so i get that message. Weird, but understandable now.

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