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    LQ Newbie Registered: Jun 2009 Posts: 1 Thanked: 0 CPU instant load

    I want to read CPU load on linux fedora 10. i know some bash command such as top,uptime, mpstat, or by "cat /proc/loadavg" . these commands are telling load average for 1 , 5 and 15 last minutes. but i need the instant load or at least the load average for 1 last second. i'm too confused about this.

    could you please tell me what is the difference between " cpu load " and " cpu utilization " ?

    by the top command , there are some other information about cpu states such as user , system , nice and ... . i need 1 number for cpu load.

    please help me.
    thank u.

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    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
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    NH, USA
    use vmstat to get current CPU information
    vmstat 1
    outputs the result every 1 second

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