Very High Load Average is Shown by uptime(1) Immediately After Reboot (Doc ID 1530883.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The load average shown by the result of uptime command immediately after reboot is very high.

 

* The uptime command shows the load average of the last 1, 5 and 15 minutes.  On this basis the '1 minute' average becomes normal after 16 minutes, while the '5' and '15' minute values will take a system-specific amount of time to return to values within a normal range. The time for all values to return to something normal is dependent on how large the initial value was; so the running average can take minutes or hours to impact what we see.

Cause

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