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Re: How to find server performance

regarding RAM, I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what is
the way to configure lilo and grub to use all the 256M of RAM.

Currently, the linux mandrake that I have uses only 64M RAM even though I
have 256M of RAM on my comp.

Kindly help


----- Original Message -----
From: "Raju Mathur" <raju@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <linux-delhi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2000 10:54 AM
Subject: [linux-delhi] How to find server performance

> Hi Lokesh,
> The load average (loadavg) is a measure of how many processes have
> been ready to run but waiting for CPU availability in the past 1, 5
> and 15 minutes.  It's a very rough estimate of system load: the higher
> your loadavg, the more busy the CPU is.  However, it's neither
> reliable nor translatable, since some machines come to their knees
> with a loadavg of 1 or 2, while others I've seen keep chugging away
> merrily with loadavg's of 50 or more.
> Since system load isn't a single-dimensional parameter, you'd do best
> to use the Linux process accounting features to measure load on
> various components like CPU, RAM, swap, disk I/O, serial I/O, etc over
> a period of time.  Then you can decide which are the bottlenecks (if
> any) on your system and upgrade the appropriate component.
> Have a look at the Process-Accounting mini-HOWTO (slightly outdated),
> and the sysstat package (http://perso.wanadoo.fr/sebastien.godard/).
> Regards,
> -- Raju
> >>>>> "Lokesh" == Lokesh Bhog <lokeshbhog@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>     Lokesh> Dear all, Can anyone explain what is the meaning of load
>     Lokesh> average in the top command and also how can one monitor a
>     Lokesh> server for a week.
>     Lokesh> How can it be determined that the server is loaded and the
>     Lokesh> CPU needs to be upgraded?
>     Lokesh> Regards, Lokesh
> --
> Raju Mathur          raju@xxxxxxxxxxxxx           http://kandalaya.org/
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