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lldpd High Resource Usage?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kpmedia, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. kpmedia

    kpmedia Well-Known Member

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    lfd on server: Excessive resource usage: _lldpd (3094 (Parent PID:3092))
    
    Time:         Fri Jan 17 09:00:14 2014 -0600
    Account:      _lldpd
    Resource:     Process Time
    Exceeded:     50661 > 2400 (seconds)
    Executable:   /usr/sbin/lldpd
    Command Line: /usr/sbin/lldpd
    PID:          3094 (Parent PID:3092)
    Killed:       No
    What would cause this?
    And then what's the fix?

    It's been happening almost on the hour for 12 hours now:
    • 9:00
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 12
    • 11:37
    • 10:37
    • 9:37 < when it started
     
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  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Hello :)

    This is not a process that is related to cPanel. It's a package that is installed on your OS. You can find more information on this process at:

    Link Layer Discovery Protocol

    Thank you.
     
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    That doesn't help too much. I've never heard of this, and have no idea what would cause it. Even after reading the link, I still have no idea what it is.

    It doesn't happen often, but it seriously reads like "blah blah blah" to me.
     
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    The following external URL may also be of help to you:

    RPM CentOS 5 lldpd 0.7.6 x86_64 rpm

    It provides a little more detail on it's actual interaction with your OS. I suggest consulting with your data center or hosting provider to determine if the package is necessary on your particular system.

    Thank you.
     
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    kpmedia Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea why this was installed on my dedicated server. It came that way from the host. I've removed it. The server appears to still be fine. I compared it to my others, and none had this service.

    Not sure why nobody anywhere (WHT, host, cPanel, etc) ever mentioned this possibility.

    It doesn't happen often, but I felt light a deer in headlights.
     
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