get_nprocs_conf - Linux


get_nprocs_conf is a command-line utility that retrieves the number of processors configured for the system. It is commonly used in performance analysis, scaling, and system optimization tasks.


get_nprocs_conf [options]


| Option | Description | Default |
| -h, –help | Show this help message and exit | |
| -p, –processors | Specify a specific processor to query (1-indexed) | All |


Get the number of configured processors:


Get the number of processors for a specific core:

get_nprocs_conf -p 1

Common Issues

  • Running the command without sufficient permissions may result in an error.
  • Configured processor count may not reflect the actual number of physical processors available.


get_nprocs_conf can be combined with other commands for advanced tasks:

  • Taskset affinity: Assign processes to specific cores based on the number of configured processors.
  • Performance optimization: Tune applications to leverage the available processors effectively.
  • System monitoring: Track processor usage and adjust resource allocation accordingly.

Related Commands

  • nproc – Reports the number of active processors.
  • top – Displays real-time system information, including processor usage.