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Re: /proc/loadavg disagrees with top and ps

Reid Priedhorsky wrote:
> ...
> Hmm. So, the general consensus is that it's not a problem; and it
> certainly doesn't seem to affect interactivity or performance at all. It's
> my home box, not a server or anything, and it normally has very low loads,
> 10-15% maybe when I'm using it and essentially zero when I'm not. There
> shouldn't be lots of processes doing I/O.
> The high load dropped back to normal shortly after I posted.
> I'm still interested in tools that would tell me what processes are doing
> I/O, or whatever. It's unnerving for things to being going on with my box
> that I don't understand.

Try iostat - gives you stats on hard disks.

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