[RC5] loadwatch 1.0

lantz moore lmoore at contigo.com
Mon Nov 16 18:55:01 EST 1998

i've just release v1.0 of loadwatch.  a lightweight utility that may be of
interest to people running rc5 on unix boxen.  i, and several others, have
been using it to keep rc5 in check on our machines; it works much better
than simply nicing the process.  it has been tested under linux and

here's the readme:

loadwatch 1.0 README
copyright (C) 1997-1998 lantz moore <lmoore at contigo.com>
  with help from Dale E. Martin <dmartin at clifton-labs.com> and 
                 Mark Boyns <boyns at doit.org>

loadwatch allows a single child process to run only when the load on a
machine is within certain bounds.  when the machines load passes the high
load mark, then the child process is stopped.  the process is only
restarted when the machines load drops below the low load mark.  the load
is checked at a user definable interval.  loadwatch is distributed under
the GNU GPL.

loadwatch [-d check interval in seconds] [-h high load mark] [-l low load mark]

loadwatch -d 10 -h 1.25 -l .25 -- ./rc5des

which means: check the load every 10 seconds, stop rc5des when the load is 
greater than 1.25 and restart rc5des when the load drops to .25.

loadwatch stops the process by sending it SIGSTOP and restarts with

send suggestions and bug reports to <lmoore at contigo.com>

you can get loadwatch from ftp://rplay.doit.org/pub/loadwatch/

loadwatch comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details see COPYING.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see COPYING for details.

lantz moore, contigo software                              lmoore at contigo.com

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