#include <sys/loadavg.h>int getloadavg(double loadavg, int nelem);
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. The LOADAVG_1MIN, LOADAVG_5MIN, and LOADAVG_15MIN indices, defined in <sys/loadavg.h>, can be used to extract the data from the appropriate element of the loadavg array.
Upon successful completion, the number of samples actually retrieved is returned. If the load average was unobtainable, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
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