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update_quota_ca - what is it?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by aww, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. aww

    aww Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2005
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    I occasionally see [update_quota_ca] in the process list.

    What is that? Part of the disk quota or bandwidth monitoring?

    Unfortunately the only reference I can find to it is dozens of hacked sites in Google where it happens to be in the task list.
  2. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like that's potentially /usr/local/cpanel/bin/update_quota_cache

    As the name suggests, this refers to updating various quota caches on the cPanel server.

    Of course I'd need to see the process itself running to verify -- but it seems most plausible.

    Next time you see it, feel free to run:

    lsof -p ###
    where "###" is the Process ID of the process. This will give more detailed information about the process.

    On my boxes update_quota_cache takes a fraction of a second to complete. If your server was under heavy load, however, I could see that it would hang around in the process list a bit longer.

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