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lfd: High 5 minute load average alert

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chad101, May 4, 2007.

  1. chad101

    chad101 Active Member

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    Can somebody please tell me what this email means? I have two them, 3 hours apart, in my mail box now :confused:

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    lfd: High 5 minute load average alert 
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    Time:                    Fri May  4 04:13:07 2007
    1 Min Load Avg:          6.27
    
    5 Min Load Avg:          6.00
    
    15 Min Load Avg:         5.33
    Running/Total Processes: 7/150
    
    
    Output from ps:
    USER       PID %CPU %MEM   VSZ  RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
    root         1  0.0  0.0  1512  468 ?        S    Apr17   0:04 init
    root         2  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Apr17   0:00 [keventd]
    root         3  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Apr17   0:00 [kapmd]
    root         4  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SWN  Apr17   0:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
    root         7  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Apr17   0:00 [bdflush]
    root         5  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Apr17   0:25 [kswapd]
    root         6  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Apr17   0:20 [kscand]
    root         8  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Apr17   0:00 [kupdated]
    root         9  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Apr17   0:00 [mdrecoveryd]
    root        13  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Apr17   0:46 [kjournald]
    root       301  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Apr17   0:00 [kjournald]
    root       675  0.0  0.0  1588  596 ?        R    Apr17   0:10 syslogd -m 0
    root       679  0.0  0.0  1524  460 ?        S    Apr17   0:01 klogd -x
    root       712  0.0  0.0  1572  396 ?        S    Apr17   0:00 mdadm --monitor --scan -f
    root       778  0.0  0.0  2136  628 ?        S    Apr17   0:00 xinetd -stayalive -pidfile /var/run/xinetd.pid
    ntp        792  0.0  0.2  2568 2560 ?        SL   Apr17   0:04 ntpd -U ntp -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -g
    root       918  0.0  0.1 13048 1400 ?        S    Apr17   0:03 chkservd
    
    root      1321  0.0  0.3 15156 3644 ?        S    Apr17   0:09 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL
    
    nobody    9799  0.0  0.6 19312 7052 ?        S    Apr28   0:37  \_ /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL
    nobody    9893  0.0  0.6 19400 6784 ?        S    Apr28   0:41  \_ /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL
    
    nobody    3483  0.0  1.0 20244 10516 ?       S    May02   0:35  \_ /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL
    nobody    3484  0.0  0.9 19348 9512 ?        S    May02   0:32  \_ /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL
    nobody    3485  0.0  0.9 20092 9832 ?        S    May02   0:30  \_ /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL
    nobody    3486  0.0  0.9 19892 9788 ?        S    May02   0:29  \_ /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL
    nobody    3487  0.0  0.9 19516 9692 ?        S    May02   0:33  \_ /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL
    nobody    3505  0.0  0.9 19756 9868 ?        S    May02   0:34  \_ /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL
    nobody    3561  0.0  0.8 19116 8528 ?        S    May02   0:30  \_ /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL
    
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  2. nickp666

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    Looks like you have a couple of runaway cPanel processes (/usr/local/cpanel/bin/rebuild_sprites)

    run

    killall -9 rebuild_sprites

    and then /scripts/upcp --force
     
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  3. chad101

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    Thanks, I ran the commands. I'm getting a message about cpanel updating

    I also went to Main >> Server Status >> CPU/Memory/MySQL Usage. Take a look at this:confused:
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    User Domain %CPU %MEM Mysql Processes 
    nobody  0.00 0.12 0.0 
    Top Process %CPU 0.6 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL 
    Top Process %CPU 0.4 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL 
    Top Process %CPU 0.3 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL 
    munin  2.89 0.30 0.0 
    Top Process %CPU 14.0 /usr/bin/perl -w /usr/share/munin/munin-update 
    Top Process %CPU 13.0 /usr/bin/perl -w /usr/share/munin/munin-update 
    Top Process %CPU 12.0 /usr/bin/perl -w /usr/share/munin/munin-update 
    [COLOR="Red"]root  124.68 16.21 2.0[/COLOR] 
    124.68% CPU & 16.21% Memory for Root
     
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    rpmws Well-Known Member

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    loads that high you may want to ps and kill all the upcp related processes ..wait for load to go down and the do a /scripts/upcp --force
     
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  5. chad101

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    I have been waiting all day, it's now 9:30 PM, 18 hours of high load.

    Main >> Server Status >> CPU/Memory/MySQL Usage

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    User Domain %CPU  %MEM   Mysql Processes 
    [COLOR="Red"]root        45.97 15.11  2.0[/COLOR] 
     
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    waiting for what?
     
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  7. chad101

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    Sorry for the misunderstanding I took your previous post as if I should wait for the server load to go down. I’m still learning Linux and server security. :eek:
     
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