05:54:17 up 6 days, 9:54, 1 user, load average: 15.70, 8.04, 4.56
Load average is a LOT higher than it should be. It was HALF of that a moment ago, I used ps aux to see which processes were using a lot of cpu, and the httpd was using a TON. It had several processes running with 0.9 each. So I restarted the httpd, and now those processes are gone, but the load averages have doubled.
You know, and come to think of it, I could be wrong about what load average means, I've never really looked into it, simply taken the definition of it from a friend who told me it was the cpu consumption, like how many processes are waiting to use cpu, so if I could also get an explanation of what this is, and how I can make it go back down.
But the question I actually came here for: is there a way I can list the processes that are consuming the most cpu?