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Re: [SLUG] uptime and multicore/multithreaded cpu's

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008, Andrew Cowie wrote:

> He had such a bad time of trying to explain latency to senior IT that
> finally he gave up and hacked the kernel so that it reported
> artificially high load averages to trick out the external monitoring
> agents so the IT managers wouldn't feel that they could lump more
> services onto the box, thereby increasing their "utilization" at the
> cost of completely destroying responsiveness.

Thats why Squid reports service time statistics for request lifecycles.. :)


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