OK, so people reading this comment can now /understand/ what the load average numbers are, and can make better guesses about the tasks line (tho the zombie entry needs more explanation). But what about the rest? The title of the article suggests the reader will /understand/ top when he’s done reading it. Hardly! If they can read labels (and if they couldn’t, how could they read this article) and had run the command before, they barely know more about it whan when they started, let alone UNDERSTAND it. Now the article needs to be expanded to do pretty much what I did for load, to nearly every single entry (the uptime, etc, seems pretty self explanatory). What does user vs system vs nice vs wait vs… actually MEAN, for instance. What’s do nice and priority mean in the Linux scheduling context, and how do they relate to each other? If the memory line says I have 0 free memory, does that mean the system’s about to crash? (Hint: No, the “free” in “free memory” doesn’t mean what one might intuitively /think/ it means, in this context.) We have the names and the numbers, now we just need to UNDERSTAND them, something the article title and opening blurb suggest the article will help with, but which it unfortunately did a rather poor job at. Where’s the “understand” part? =:^(
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