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Floating Point Math in Bash, Part 2 (Wait for System Load)

Aug 14, 2008, 19:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Frazier)

"One slight problem that you'll notice is that the load average values are floating point values. This is where the floating point functions for bash that I wrote about come into play.

"To wait for the load then we only need to extract the relevant value from /proc/loadavg then use float_cond described in the post I mentioned earlier to check if the load is above a certain point and pause if it is. We'll package this all up into its own file wait-for-load.sh so that it can be called from other scripts."

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