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mrtg.cfg eating up resources

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by phantom2, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. phantom2

    phantom2 Well-Known Member

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    Can anybody tell me what the below is and why it's using so much cpu resources?


    root 3.28 3.21 2.0
    Top Process %CPU 39.5 /usr/bin/perl /scripts/realperlinstaller Net::AIM Net::SSLeay Archive::Tar Tree::MultiNode Tie::IxHash HTML::Entities Bundle::DBD::mysql CGI MD5 Digest::MD5 Mail::SpamAssassin Net::DNS Bundle::Interchange
    Top Process %CPU 32.0 /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg
    Top Process %CPU 23.0 /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg

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    We remove mrtg on almost all servers, we do it like this:

    rpm -e mrtg

    it's a resource hog. :)
     
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    Out of curiosity, have you noticed (since uninstalling):

    1) System performance increase?

    2) Loss of any kind of functionality (stats or something)?

    3) Anyhting else worth commenting on?


    TY
     
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    Not one customer has pointed it out and nothing has stopped working that we use.

    I can't say I have noticed a performance increased but anything that chews up 10% pieces of cpu through the day will slow down other services.

    I have seen mrtg hit 30-40% averages on busy servers.

    I say unless your are running a managed switch mrtg on the server then disable it. It's not worth your customers seeing mrtg for the system resource use.

    Just my 2 cents..
     
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