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Determine the last system boot time and the workload on the system
Be able to monitor the system's workload using the time since last system reboot, as well as the system load over the last 1, 5 and 15 minutes in order to determine operation parameters.
The number of users is from the "utmp" database. (This is covered in section Determine who is currently on the system or the last time a user was on the system.)
The time the system was booted is recorded in the
The load average, also available from the
uptime(1), w(1), top(1)