Graphic representation of system load average on a remote Linux system

by on May 7, 2006 · 1 comment· LAST UPDATED May 7, 2006


Most of us know the file /proc/loadavg use to get load average information under Linux. Then using top or other command we can see the system load average. There are few GUI tools also exists to display graph of system load average.

However recently I saw tload command, which is a graphic representation of system load average for the tty.

tload prints a graph of the current system load average to the specified tty (or the tty of the tload process if none is specified).

This is useful if you are monitoring a system for problem and best part is it works on remote system over ssh.

$ tload


Linux tload command output
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1 Ed Larkin June 11, 2008 at 1:54 pm

xload is little better IMHO while you dont get the load average its a neater way to keep remote systems organized

ssh -t -l username servername /usr/X11R6/bin/xload -display ip:0.0 -update 2


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