Following Processes causing load on the server..plz Help.


Well-Known Member
Jan 13, 2008
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Root Administrator

Following processes are consuming more CPU and Memory usage on the server. How can we reduce this?

/usr/bin/perl -T -w /usr/bin/spamassassin --lint -D

/usr/bin/perl -T -w /usr/bin/sa-compile



Quality Assurance Analyst
Staff member
Oct 2, 2010
somewhere over the rainbow
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Root Administrator
How have you determined they are causing CPU and memory usage on the machine? If these processes run for a short time period, a small spike doesn't necessarily mean an issue. Have you seen load spiking during the times these are running? I've normally not seen any of these causing issues, especially since sa-compile shouldn't be frequently running anyway. Now, if you have a lot of spam coming into the machine, it is possible SpamAssassin might show an increase in CPU and memory.

Basically, what leads you to believe these are an issue and are you certain it is these processes? Obviously, you could simply shut off SpamAssassin, getting rid of two of the processes, to see if that is even the issue. If you turn off SpamAssassin from being used in WHM > Tweak Settings, and the machine still has load issues, you've just proven it isn't SpamAssassin that's the issue at all.