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Server Load and Top

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by buabco, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. buabco

    buabco Member

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    Hello,

    This is going to be kind of a newbie question but I'm a bit puzzled.

    I've used WHM Service Status to monitor the server load, and it's allways arround 1 or 2, it even got to 2.5 (Wierd if I got one processor).

    So I got worried and used the TOP command on shell to see who was taking all the CPU... and SURPRISE, the CPU was more than 80% idle...

    On the other hand Service Status sais I'm using up about 30% of memory and TOP says almos 90%, so my question is simple...

    What is WHM actually measuring?
     
  2. neonix

    neonix Well-Known Member

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    I think WHM does not consider buffered memory in its calculations and hence the lower percentage.
     
  3. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    The information that WHM shows is relatively meaningless. Top is a better guage. You need to do some searching to understand how linux calculates load averages and memory usage to get a better feeling for how the server is performing. A good example is memory usage - a well running Linux server should be using upwards of 90% of its memory because it should be caching frequently requested pages. It should not, however, be using much swapfile space.
     
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