Server High Load Every 30-60 minutes

Malik

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Dec 16, 2004
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Server high load every 30-60 minutes and service crashed.

ro[email protected] [~]# top
top - 23:16:33 up 2 days, 1:33, 1 user, load average: 85.87, 55.28, 30.60
Tasks: 414 total, 1 running, 409 sleeping, 1 stopped, 3 zombie
Cpu(s): 5.5% us, 3.1% sy, 0.0% ni, 0.0% id, 91.1% wa, 0.3% hi, 0.0% si
Mem: 1032836k total, 581960k used, 450876k free, 1844k buffers
Swap: 1052248k total, 124148k used, 928100k free, 37204k cached

I make service httpd stop ,load average 1.0




Linux ns1.serv13.com 2.6.9-34.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Mar 8 00:27:03 CST 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux



WHM 10.8.0 cPanel 10.8.2-E14
CentOS 4.2 i686 - WHM X v3.1.0
 

djmerlyn

Well-Known Member
Aug 31, 2004
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you know, it can be so many things...

1 thing that caused something like this for me, was a bad secondary hard drive. The issue was that DMA was enabled on the master, while the slave would not DMA up...thus, a crowded pipeline apparently...

Then again, a funky script could do it too...

Not really sure what to say except that if its important to get it fixed, get an admin ;) You could be here in the forums and going through logs forever...