I have an box I built out of some parts I have around my office.
I used an old Intel Core CPU (not core2) @2.0ghz with 2 cores.
The box is running Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit server edition, it serves as my iSCSI target for VMware. The box also has ZFS running on it, I am using the ZFS on Linux build.
To my point...
When I copy things from the old storage to the new storage (this box) the load averages in top shoot WAY high up. I think the highest I saw was
Is that bad for a dual core?
Is it bad in general?
Shouldn't the load stay under 2.0 for a dual core?
Or is it okay for it spike like that as long as it does not stay constant. Because the constant load average when the server is mostly idle is about 0.15 -> 0.30. Which sound more normal to me.