The check_load Plugin

check_load v2.3git (monitoring-plugins 2.3git)
Copyright (c) 1999 Felipe Gustavo de Almeida <>
Copyright (c) 1999-2022 Monitoring Plugins Development Team

This plugin tests the current system load average.

check_load [-r] -w WLOAD1,WLOAD5,WLOAD15 -c CLOAD1,CLOAD5,CLOAD15 [-n NUMBER_OF_PROCS]

 -h, --help
    Print detailed help screen
 -V, --version
    Print version information
    Read options from an ini file. See
    for usage and examples.
 -w, --warning=WLOAD1,WLOAD5,WLOAD15
    Exit with WARNING status if load average exceeds WLOADn
 -c, --critical=CLOAD1,CLOAD5,CLOAD15
    Exit with CRITICAL status if load average exceed CLOADn
    the load average format is the same used by "uptime" and "w"
 -r, --percpu
    Divide the load averages by the number of CPUs (when possible)
 -n, --procs-to-show=NUMBER_OF_PROCS
    Number of processes to show when printing the top consuming processes.
    NUMBER_OF_PROCS=0 disables this feature. Default value is 0

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