Why does a system high-load occur? Load average is high.

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Issue

  • Why does a system high-load occur?
  • System's load averages go up.
$ sar -q output
00:00:01      runq-sz  plist-sz   ldavg-1   ldavg-5  ldavg-15
<snip>
14:50:01            0       322      0.07      0.05      0.04
15:20:01            0       331      2.46     53.30     68.72
15:42:19           95       343    109.15    107.25     91.37
16:00:01            0       311     38.94     87.63     98.53
16:10:01            0       297      0.00     11.75     51.62
16:20:01            0       295      0.00      1.56     27.03

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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