High idle load in VPS

Matty

Active Member

Reaction score: 12
Messages: 183

Hi,

I am running current in a VPS (trans-ip.nl) and the idle load is around 0.20. The dashbord also shows a load around 4-5%.

AFAIK they use KVM/qemu to virtualize. Is this normal behavior or can I tune something to get it down to more appropriate values?
 

hashime

Active Member

Reaction score: 3
Messages: 122

Got the same issue on VMWare. Never goes down below 0.2, while the Idle Process is at 99%-100%
 

SirDice

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator

Reaction score: 12,015
Messages: 38,467

My own (physical) server, with hardly any load on it, never goes below 0.2 either. Why do you think it should be different?

Keep in mind that with a multi core machine the CPU load can pass 100% to, for example, 200% on a 2 core machine.
 
OP
M

Matty

Active Member

Reaction score: 12
Messages: 183

Well sometimes I see a load of 0.44 but 100% idle and 5% load in the dashboard of the vps. I can't really relate these numbers to each other. Especially the load average and the 100% idle is off from my point of view.
 

hashime

Active Member

Reaction score: 3
Messages: 122

Yeah 0.2-0.4 is "normal" on my FreeBSD VMs, while my Debian VMs sit at 0.0.
Its just an observation, struck me as weird.
 
Top