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high loads - server freezing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AlaskanWolf, Jan 26, 2002.

  1. AlaskanWolf

    AlaskanWolf Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2001
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    Fremont CA
    server running cpanel

    One of my servers is constently freezing on a nightly basis, and during the day and night, loads are anywhere from .5 to 1.0 during non peak and 5-6 during peak times

    The high loads at night are from the backup script running, which i have cut from every night to run every other night

    We have been running some scripts that take out the amount of hits in terms of page views...script calls...hits from the domlogs and have found some customers that might of been causing some issues, going off our stats, i figured any sites getting over 3,000 page views in 24 hours would be deemed high resource and would be moved to another server.

    Does anyone else got any other tricks up their sleeves to try find what scripts / processes I can find out, what i can do to apache (apache seems to always use up quite a few resources)

    How about suexec? I installed it last week but we got a flood of support requests that it broke their scripts and frontpage, so rather then messing with a few hundred customers, we removed suexec for another day

    Exim seems to be a high hitter as well in top

    Anyway regards and hope someone can help
  2. Brian Farkas

    Brian Farkas Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2001
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    It could be a problem with rmagic, as I know that causes some high server loads- if you do a pstree do you see several instances of that running?


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