Talk:Linux CPU utilization
OS specific task
I don't think OS specific tasks are a good idea. Does this really need to be OS specific?
For starters, /proc is not unique to Linux,
although other OSes may provide other/better ways to get similar information
Some programming languages may provide OS agnostic routines/libraries to get similar information (which would be superior to grepping around in /proc/stat IMO). —dchapes (talk | contribs) 13:35, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
- Actually, it's probably better to have something like this be OS-specific. I've seen plenty of other tasks which are written in a way which implies they are OS-agnostic but where the difficulty of implementation is trivial for implementations which assume a specific OS context and near to implement portably without such assumptions. It'll never be perfect. And this one seems simple enough.
- That said, this one can be a pain if you don't have access to a linux implementation of your language. You can approximate, though, by using a surrogate file (representing /proc/stat) and code against that (changing it between reads). --Rdm (talk) 16:04, 27 May 2015 (UTC)