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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Maybe it's worth installing OProfile [] to try and find out what's happening?

    Never used it myself, but it looks like the right kind of tool...


  • But the only good definition is the technical definition. When the scheduler says, "I have a timeslice to hand out", how many processes are lined up, ready to take that slice (on average)?

    It means nothing more, and nothing less.

    What matters after understanding that is that there is no simple intuitive understanding of what that means. If you have a single CPU-bound process, it always wants a timeslice, and will contribute 1 to your load. That process may have priority 20 and lose to everything else, so