The check_load Plugin

    check_load v2.2.1.git (nagios-plugins 2.2.1)
    Copyright (c) 1999 Felipe Gustavo de Almeida <>
    Copyright (c) 1999-2014 Nagios Plugin Development Team

    This plugin tests the current system load average.

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

     -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)

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