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Re: Getting CPU load (from /proc/?)

At 04:39 PM 9/27/00 +0100, you wrote:
Arcady Genkin <antipode@thpoon.com> wrote:
>How would I get a real-time CPU load information?  I found
>/proc/loadavg, but that's not what I need, since it only gives average
>load values.

You could try 'vmstat 1', which will poll every second. Ignoring the
first line, which is an "up to the time vmstat was started" figure, the
last field in each line is the percentage of time the CPU is idle.

I can't speak for how accurate it is, but it seems to be fairly

Rememebr heisenberg's uncertanty principle - you can't measure an attribute of the system without affecting the system attribute you are measuring.

Running vmstat means there is a running process - which means the machine might never be idle enough to suspend

Just chucking a crescent in the gears :)



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