[icecast] load average question

Adon Irani adon at yorku.ca
Fri Dec 5 07:57:14 UTC 2003

> As a general rule, you don't want to set up a system with a load average of
> more than 1 (per cpu, so between 1 and 2 is ok for a dual cpu system).
> ices (when not encoding) will use a negligible amount of cpu, so the problem
> is probably entirely the stream transcoders.

<p>assuming i want to continue using streamTranscoder ( and that it cannot be
optimized any further ) .,

hould i upgrade my system immediately ?, or, will a load average of <2
cause other system problems ?, ie., slow down mysql access and apache ?

 thanks for any advice ..


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