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Revision 1.15, Tue Apr 12 04:55:05 2011 UTC (3 years ago) by jruoho
Use RETURN VALUES rather than DIAGNOSTIC for... return values.
.\" $NetBSD: getloadavg.3,v 1.15 2011/04/12 04:55:05 jruoho Exp $ .\" .\" Copyright (c) 1989, 1991, 1993 .\" The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. .\" .\" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without .\" modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions .\" are met: .\" 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. .\" 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the .\" documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. .\" 3. Neither the name of the University nor the names of its contributors .\" may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software .\" without specific prior written permission. .\" .\" THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE REGENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND .\" ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE .\" IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE .\" ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE .\" FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL .\" DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS .\" OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) .\" HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT .\" LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY .\" OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF .\" SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" @(#)getloadavg.3 8.1 (Berkeley) 6/4/93 .\" .Dd April 12, 2011 .Dt GETLOADAVG 3 .Os .Sh NAME .Nm getloadavg .Nd get system load averages .Sh LIBRARY .Lb libc .Sh SYNOPSIS .In stdlib.h .Ft int .Fn getloadavg "double loadavg" "int nelem" .Sh DESCRIPTION The .Fn getloadavg function returns the number of processes in the system run queue averaged over various periods of time. Up to .Fa nelem samples are retrieved and assigned to successive elements of .Fa loadavg Ns Bq . The system imposes a maximum of 3 samples, representing averages over the last 1, 5, and 15 minutes, respectively. .Sh RETURN VALUES If the load average was unobtainable, \-1 is returned; otherwise, the number of samples actually retrieved is returned. .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr uptime 1 , .Xr kvm_getloadavg 3 , .Xr sysctl 3 .Sh HISTORY The .Fn getloadavg function appeared in .Bx 4.3 Reno .