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Load average at 7, can't find any reasons.. help?

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  1. GypsyMage

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    Don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I'll start here. My machine load average is at 7.5 now for a straight week. But I can't find what is bumping it up so much. It's a dual 2.8 Xeon w/2 GB memory. RH enterprise 4, SCSI disks.

    1 SCSI with /home & apache
    1 SCSI with mysql DB's
    1 SCSI for backups

    http and mysql are the only dogs on the system.. pages still load really fast, but the load has been higher than normal lately and I need to figure out why. Nothing out of the ordinary for apache status, etc. Any ideas?

    Massive php/mysql hits..

    Here's a vmstat:
    root@s1 [~]# vmstat 2
    procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- --system-- ----cpu----
    r b swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id wa
    0 0 444192 56420 14240 954732 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 5 89 2
    1 0 444192 52244 14256 954716 0 0 0 112 1229 5839 3 0 95 1
    0 0 444192 51636 14264 954968 0 0 66 90 1420 6553 9 1 89 1
    0 0 444192 54756 14264 954968 0 0 0 0 1254 5168 1 0 99 0
    2 0 444192 55076 14272 954960 0 0 0 148 1231 5429 1 0 97 1
    1 0 444192 55716 14288 954944 0 0 44 74 1259 5149 1 0 96 2
    0 0 444192 52340 14296 955196 0 0 76 122 1244 5539 7 1 89 2
    1 0 444192 59508 14296 955196 0 0 0 0 1275 5298 2 0 98 0
    3 1 444192 63412 14312 955180 0 0 0 290 1227 5654 1 0 97 3
    0 0 444192 64628 14324 955688 0 0 284 124 1291 5669 3 0 93 4
    0 0 444192 66484 14332 956200 0 0 148 392 1360 5240 5 1 91 3
    0 0 444192 68468 14332 956200 0 0 14 0 1282 5049 3 0 96 0
    1 0 444192 72300 14340 956452 0 0 24 128 1287 5668 4 1 94 2
     
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  2. shashank

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    Please supply some more information on this. Any screenshots or output from "ps auwwxf" and "top -bn 1 -c" should be enough I guess.
     
  3. GypsyMage

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    Top and ps.
     

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    I would recommend putting more ram in the system, your using 600mb's of swap which is probably a contributing factor.
     
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    Whole bunch of rsync processes running and lots of mysql processes.

    Try looking at Apache/MySQL useage in WHM>
     
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    You need to kill all of the cpbackup processes and find out why they aren't completing.
     
  7. GypsyMage

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    Bingo.. Still using 220m cache, but the backup jobs were the issue. Thanks!
     
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