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Server Load

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flashweb, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. flashweb

    flashweb Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    My server load is load average: 1.52, 1.31, 1.18

    Top command results

    3:53am up 3 days, 20:09, 1 user, load average: 1.52, 1.31, 1.18
    157 processes: 151 sleeping, 3 running, 2 zombie, 1 stopped
    CPU states: 89.7% user, 10.2% system, 0.0% nice, 0.0% idle
    Mem: 507576K av, 490372K used, 17204K free, 0K shrd, 105148K buff
    Swap: 522072K av, 71940K used, 450132K free 173972K cached

    PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
    31895 mailman 15 0 4604 4604 1776 R 71.7 0.9 7:30 python2
    32547 mailnull 8 0 0 0 0 Z 2.3 0.0 0:00 exim <defunct>
    32527 mailnull 9 0 3244 3244 2624 S 2.1 0.6 0:00 exim
    32538 mailnull 8 0 0 0 0 Z 2.1 0.0 0:00 exim <defunct>
    32473 root 15 0 992 992 716 R 1.3 0.1 0:00 top
    775 named 9 0 9620 9328 3060 S 0.5 1.8 3:54 named
    140 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.1 0.0 3:20 kjournald
    26507 nobody 9 0 28632 27M 25064 S 0.1 5.5 0:04 httpd
    32480 nobody 9 0 26116 24M 24704 S 0.1 5.0 0:00 httpd
    32532 nobody 9 0 25292 24M 24544 S 0.1 4.8 0:00 httpd
    1 root 6 0 476 432 412 S 0.0 0.0 0:31 init
    2 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 keventd
    3 root 18 19 0 0 0 SWN 0.0 0.0 0:00 ksoftirqd_CPU0
    4 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:35 kswapd
    5 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 bdflush
    6 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 kupdated
    8 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:01 kjournald
    138 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:12 kjournald


    mailman is taking 71.7% of the CPU.

    What is this mailnull ?

    Regards,

    Yujin

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  2. flashweb

    flashweb Well-Known Member

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    I have run

    /scripts/fixmailman

    Now the mailmain is not using so much cpu time.

    Still the server load is load average: 1.68, 2.65, 2.24

    top command results

    4:14am up 3 days, 20:29, 1 user, load average: 1.53, 2.57, 2.22
    151 processes: 145 sleeping, 2 running, 3 zombie, 1 stopped
    CPU states: 2.5% user, 4.7% system, 0.9% nice, 91.7% idle
    Mem: 507576K av, 503176K used, 4400K free, 0K shrd, 154300K buff
    Swap: 522072K av, 58684K used, 463388K free 112364K cached

    PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
    1646 root 19 19 748 748 424 D N 3.3 0.1 0:05 updatedb
    6089 mailnull 16 0 2680 2680 2172 D 1.7 0.5 0:00 exim
    5843 root 15 0 992 992 716 R 1.1 0.1 0:02 top
    6090 root 15 0 2596 2596 2052 D 0.9 0.5 0:00 exim
    6091 mailnull 16 0 2276 2276 1956 R 0.3 0.4 0:00 exim
    26510 nobody 9 0 28376 27M 25008 S 0.1 5.4 0:03 httpd
    1 root 8 0 476 432 412 S 0.0 0.0 0:31 init
    2 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 keventd
    3 root 18 19 0 0 0 SWN 0.0 0.0 0:00 ksoftirqd_CPU0
    4 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:36 kswapd
    5 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 bdflush
    6 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 kupdated
    8 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:01 kjournald
    138 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:12 kjournald
    139 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:04 kjournald
    140 root 9 0 0 0 0 DW 0.0 0.0 3:20 kjournald
    473 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 eth0
    647 root 9 0 548 508 460 S 0.0 0.1 0:14 syslogd
    652 root 9 0 428 372 372 S 0.0 0.0 0:00 klogd
    754 nobody 8 0 1048 916 836 S 0.0 0.1 0:00 proftpd
    772 named 9 0 9624 9336 3068 S 0.0 1.8 0:00 named
    774 named 9 0 9624 9336 3068 S 0.0 1.8 0:00 named
    775 named 9 0 9624 9336 3068 S 0.0 1.8 3:56 named
    776 named 9 0 9624 9336 3068 S 0.0 1.8 0:03 named
    777 named 9 0 9624 9336 3068 S 0.0 1.8 0:49 named
    797 root 9 0 980 888 848 S 0.0 0.1 0:07 sshd
    831 root 9 0 852 760 680 S 0.0 0.1 0:00 xinetd


    Regards,

    Yujin

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  3. ciphervendor

    ciphervendor Well-Known Member

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    Zombie processes aren't so good. You should look into what is zombied. There was an issue a little while back with Apache creating zombie processes, if that's the case you should recompile Apache ASAP.

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