Excessive resource usage: (14959 (Parent PID:14880)) ????

Karl1

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Hi
I got this message from my server with:
Time: Tue Mar 12 13:15:39 2013 +0100
Account: accountname
Resource: Process Time
Exceeded: 1212909 > 1800 (seconds)
Executable: /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/perl/514/bin/perl
Command Line: cpanellogd - http logs for accountname
PID: 14959 (Parent PID:14880)
Killed: No

The strange is, that the account mentioned is not even used, I mean, I just created the account to host one domain that I use for one email inbox only that is using google apps, no A record defined for it.

Does anyone have any idea on this?

Thnak you
 

Kurieuo

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I upgraded cPanel, and started receiving these alerts for many accounts.

And I don't just want to ignore it -- considering this wasn't an issue previously. I'd much prefer to fix, rather than have cpanellogd use unnecessary server resources.

Is cPanel doing something different now that makes these processes run longer? Should I be concerned that all accounts on the server now seem to be using excessive resource usages according to lfd?

Thanks, Kurieuo
 

Infopro

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The path has changed on those scripts. That's the difference. You'll need to edit your csf.pignore file and remove the old entries not needed, add the new ones ConfigServer did not add for you on CSF updates.

You really should read up on this topic though, this is an important piece of software you need to know well. IMHO.


GL!
 

Kurieuo

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The path has changed on those scripts. That's the difference. You'll need to edit your csf.pignore file and remove the old entries not needed, add the new ones ConfigServer did not add for you on CSF updates.

You really should read up on this topic though, this is an important piece of software you need to know well. IMHO.


GL!
Thanks Infopro.

Now I understand that's the difference much less concerned. Just didn't know it ran like it did -- the time...

Time to do some tweaking...
 

montego95

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Sorry if this is a newbie dumb question, but does adding this line have any other potential security risks? While I'd love to stop these false positive emails, I don't want to open up my server to additional security risks (a bit paranoid).
 

Veeble-Adam

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Sorry if this is a newbie dumb question, but does adding this line have any other potential security risks? While I'd love to stop these false positive emails, I don't want to open up my server to additional security risks (a bit paranoid).
The only security risk involved is that you will not get alerts even if the processes are causing any problems. Adding the processes in csf.pignore alone, will not make your server vulnerable.

Just make sure that you know what you are doing. :)
 

cPanelNick

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Please open a ticket using the link in my signature. Its likely something is corrupt with the log configuration which is causing cpanellogd to hang when processing its logs.

If you post the ticket # here, I'll take a peek as well.