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How does a CPU know there is IO pending?

I have been looking into the iowait property shown in top utility output as shown below. top - 07:30:58 up 3:37, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.05 Tasks: 86 total, 1 running, 85 ...
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Why/how does “uptime” show CPU load >1?

I have a 1 core CPU installed on my PC. Sometimes, uptime shows load >1. How is this possible and what does this mean? EDIT: The values go up to 2.4
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LVM mirror creates high load from time to time, how to lower these effects?

Or: How to throttle down one LVM mirror leg lowering its assumed synchronization cpu load? Is it possible to tweak a LVM mirror configuration so it takes it easy on mirroring files? Whenever there ...