A terrific treatise on Linux load averages

Linux Load Averages: Solving the Mystery is a terrific article on Linux load averages from Brendan Gregg. Well worth the time. I learned a lot.

Please be patient. This was tweeted out recently, and his site is throttling requests. I wonder what his web server's loadavg is?

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Slow login on Ubuntu 14.04 with NFSv4 automounts

I have recently decided to move from Microsoft ActiveDirectory (AD) to using OpenLDAP on my home network. My AD configuration included the use of kerberos. There is one more piece to my guestOS setup, I also automount user home directories via NFS. After making this transition, I noticed that several of my Ubuntu guest VMs were slow to log in. My once speedy login was now taking 18 or more seconds.

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