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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     getloadavg - get system load averages

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <stdlib.h>

     getloadavg(double loadavg[], int nelem);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The getloadavg() function returns the number of processes in the system
     run queue averaged over various periods of time.  Up to nelem samples are
     retrieved and assigned to successive elements of loadavg[].  The system
     imposes a maximum of 3 samples, representing averages over the last 1, 5,
     and 15 minutes, respectively.

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     If the load average was unobtainable, -1 is returned; otherwise, the number
 of samples actually retrieved is returned.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     uptime(1), kvm_getloadavg(3), sysctl(3)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The getloadavg() function appeared in 4.3BSD-Reno.

BSD                              June 4, 1993                              BSD
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