Logging and monitoring server load

We decided it would be a good idea to be able to periodically log server load so we can identify potential problems So I wrote a little script that outputs the current server load along with a timestamp in CSV format which can easily be called via CRON and send the output to a log file which can then be imported into a spreadsheet.


Just compile it and run it. The output should be something like:


It turns out that Nagios logs server load anyway, but not quite as accurately as this.

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