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Constantly high server loads; frequent crashes

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  1. isnoop

    isnoop Active Member

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    I've got 3 redhat servers running cPanel. In turn, each one of them has started running server loads averaging at 2.0-3.0 and then they will occasionally spike up to 70 (on average) or even 200 in some cases before the server crashes.

    These crashes seem to happen on a regular basis, about every 2 days or so.

    Does anyone have any reliable scripts that I can employ to help track down the processes or users causing all of this trouble?

    I suspect this might be the result of some sort of attack since this same problem has shifted from one server to another over the past few months.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Have you compiled a recent kernel from source and kept apache/PHP/MySQL up to date?

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    Sure have:

    Apache Core 1.3.28
    Bytes Logger 1.2
    Bandwidth Limiter 1.0
    PHP 4.3.2
    FrontPage 5.0.2.2634
    mod_ssl 2.8.15
    OpenSSL 0.9.7b

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    kernel? cPanel/WHM versions?
     
  5. isnoop

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    Ach...

    It's all moot now. Apparently there was a faulty power supply. However, if the problem continues, I'll resurrect this thread.

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    That would never cause high load.

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    Indeed...

    I'm still open to any monitoring/logging scripts that may be useful in tracking down abusers.

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