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high load average even when nothing is running

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nat, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. nat

    nat Well-Known Member

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    cpu stays at above 97% idle when running top. What could be causing the high load average?


    7:33am up 20 days, 4:39, 2 users, load average: 6.48, 6.08, 4.73
    101 processes: 97 sleeping, 2 running, 1 zombie, 1 stopped
    CPU states: 0.1% user, 0.3% system, 0.0% nice, 99.4% idle
    Mem: 506308K av, 489988K used, 16320K free, 0K shrd, 72168K buff
    Swap: 1052216K av, 61556K used, 990660K free 318836K cached

    11189 root 15 0 1068 1068 824 R 0.3 0.2 0:00 top
    1 root 15 0 476 432 412 S 0.0 0.0 0:44 init
    2 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:02 keventd
    3 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 kapmd
    4 root 34 19 0 0 0 SWN 0.0 0.0 0:00 ksoftirqd_CPU0
    5 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 1:21 kswapd
    6 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:03 bdflush
    7 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:01 kupdated
    8 root 25 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 mdrecoveryd
    12 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:15 kjournald
    91 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 khubd
    219 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 kjournald
    220 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:49 kjournald
    221 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:02 kjournald
    222 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:54 kjournald
    223 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 3:38 kjournald
    224 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 1:27 kjournald
    544 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 eth0
     
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    nat Well-Known Member

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    zombie proccess was running. kill -9 would not work on it. so I rebooted machine. it's ok now.

    ps auxw:
    root 15839 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? ZN Mar15 0:00 [cpbackup2 <defunct>]



    7:49am up 4 min, 2 users, load average: 0.51, 0.92, 0.44
    82 processes: 80 sleeping, 2 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
    CPU states: 2.1% user, 1.3% system, 0.0% nice, 96.4% idle
    Mem: 506308K av, 143156K used, 363152K free, 0K shrd, 22512K buff
    Swap: 1052216K av, 0K used, 1052216K free 53576K cached
     
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