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GETLOADAVG(3) Library Functions Manual GETLOADAVG(3) NAME getloadavg -- get system load averages LIBRARY Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS #include <stdlib.h> int getloadavg(double loadavg, int nelem); DESCRIPTION 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. RETURN VALUES If the load average was unobtainable, -1 is returned; otherwise, the number of samples actually retrieved is returned. SEE ALSO uptime(1), kvm_getloadavg(3), sysctl(3) HISTORY The getloadavg() function appeared in 4.3BSD-Reno. NetBSD 7.1.2 April 12, 2011 NetBSD 7.1.2