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Plugin: freebsd.plugin Module: vm.loadavg


System Load Average

The plugin calls sysctl function to collect necessary data.

This collector is supported on all platforms.

This collector supports collecting metrics from multiple instances of this integration, including remote instances.

Default Behavior


This integration doesn’t support auto-detection.


The default configuration for this integration does not impose any limits on data collection.

Performance Impact

The default configuration for this integration is not expected to impose a significant performance impact on the system.



No action required.



The configuration file name for this integration is netdata.conf. Configuration for this specific integration is located in the [plugin:freebsd] section within that file.

The file format is a modified INI syntax. The general structure is:

    option1 = some value
    option2 = some other value

    option3 = some third value

You can edit the configuration file using the edit-config script from the Netdata config directory.

cd /etc/netdata 2>/dev/null || cd /opt/netdata/etc/netdata
sudo ./edit-config netdata.conf


Name Description Default Required
vm.loadavg Enable or disable load average metric. yes no


There are no configuration examples.


Metrics grouped by scope.

The scope defines the instance that the metric belongs to. An instance is uniquely identified by a set of labels.

Per vm.loadavg instance

Monitoring for number of threads running or waiting.

This scope has no labels.


Metric Dimensions Unit
system.load load1, load5, load15 load


The following alerts are available:

Alert name On metric Description
load_cpu_number system.load number of active CPU cores in the system
load_average_15 system.load system fifteen-minute load average
load_average_5 system.load system five-minute load average
load_average_1 system.load system one-minute load average

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