tload command is a Linux utility that displays the current system load status in a graphical format. It provides a quick and easy way to monitor the system load and identify potential performance issues.
tload command is very simple to use. Simply type
tload in the terminal and it will display a graphical representation of the system load. The display consists of three bars, each representing the load average for the last 1, 5, and 15 minutes respectively.
The load average is a measure of the amount of work that a system is doing over a period of time. It takes into account both the number of processes that are running and the amount of CPU time that is being used by those processes.
Tload is particularly useful for identifying performance issues on a system. If the load average is consistently high, it may indicate that the system is overloaded and that additional resources are required.
tload command has no options available.
If you encounter issues with the
tload command, there are a few things you can try:
- Make sure that you have the
tloadcommand installed. It is part of the
procpspackage, which should be installed by default on most Linux distributions.
- If you are running the command remotely, make sure that you have X11 forwarding enabled. The
tloadcommand requires a graphical display to work properly.
- If the output of the
tloadcommand is not updating, it may be because the system load is not changing. Try running some CPU-intensive tasks to see if the output updates.
tloadcommand is a simple and effective way to monitor system load, but it is not a replacement for more advanced monitoring tools such as
- The load average values displayed by the
tloadcommand are not directly comparable to CPU usage percentages. The load average takes into account both the number of processes and the amount of CPU time, whereas CPU usage percentages only take into account the amount of CPU time.