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cpuwatch warning mail

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by ephrondiana, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. ephrondiana

    ephrondiana Member

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    Hello Every body,
    from last week i am continously getting warning mail form cpanel cpu watch that my cpu got overloaded as like follows,

    IMPORTANT: Do not ignore this email.
    This is cPanel cpuwatch on xxx.com!
    While processing, the cpu has been
    maxed out for more than a 6 hour period. The current load/uptime line on the server at the time of
    this email is
    19:05:10 up 143 days, 20:38, 0 users, load average: 1.11, 0.69, 0.63
    You should check the server to see why the load is so high and take
    steps to lower the load. If you want stats to continue to run even with a high load; Edit
    /var/cpanel/cpanel.config and change extracpus to a number larger then 0 (run
    /usr/local/cpanel/startup afterwards to pickup the changes).

    I searched on load average and found that average load for 1 cpu is 2 and default value is 5 to 10.but here i am getting mail for 1.11 itself.I changed the value of threshold of load average in stat and logs of tweak setting to 4.but no improvement.now also i am getting more than 4 mails for average load i.e 1.23 also
    I am totally confused of what is going on......
    My questions are:
    1)what is the criteria cpanel is checking for sending cpu-watch warning mail?
    2)i am getting nothing more than rsync and exim at the time of overload(while using TOP command).So why now only i am getting warning mail?
    what is the cause of this problem?

    I was getting idea from internet to create account without stat/ log analyse function .But not sure how will it work and afraid of doing this.......:confused:

    Please help me to get rid of this problem ....... :( Thanks in advance.... :eek:

    Thanks,
     
  2. gkgcpanel

    gkgcpanel Well-Known Member

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    Happening here also

    This is happening here also, and we narrowed it down to a stats program running. We believe AWSTATS or ANALOG stats... Right now all 3 stats programs are available to all cPanel users.

    Which stats program is the best one to run so that it won't bog down the CPU on cpanel?

    I'm thinking webalizer, but want to know if anyone else is experiencing issues like this?

    Thanks,
    Peter
     
  3. blargman

    blargman Well-Known Member

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    I submitted a ticket about it. It seems if the load goes above the limit at all. It never resumes and the email is sent after 6hours.
     
  4. SB-Nick

    SB-Nick Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I would recommend to install SAR (System Activity Report) to give you reports every 5,10 minutes and see if the cpuwatch emails coming are not related to overload spikes.
    Overload spikes may happen from time to time and they are pretty difficult to see if you are not monitoring the server.

    Having a server load of 1./2. does not make the email server to stop sending emails at the right time.
     
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