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Barracuda NextGen Firewall X

Interpretation of CPU average load values ("Control" > "Processes")

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 6 months ago
Solution #00005142 
This solution replies to:
- NG Firewall firmware versions 4.2.x,5.0.x, 5.2.x
- netfence firmware versions 4.2.x


The "Control" > "Processes" lists three average system load values in a status line:


2:51 pm up 10 days, 20:55, 1 user, load average: 0.48, 0.38, 0.36 138MB of 249MB

What do these values stand for?



The listed values stand for average CPU loads within the following time spans:


1st value: Load within the last minute.
2nd value: Load within the last five minutes.
3rd value: Load within the last fifteen minutes.



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