carlos_tlewis

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Hello,

I've searches around trying to find if this is normal or a way to fix it it if it isn't.

When on WHM I keep getting high server loads, when I have a look I see this running at high CPU usage:
/usr/bin/python /usr/bin/yum check-update

And it seems to run a lot throughout the day, seems a bit too often...

Is there away to change this?

Thanks in advance.
 

carlos_tlewis

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Thank you for your reply.

Tried killing it just now as it was running at 60%. Got this error:
An error occurred processing your request:kill: sending signal to 7666 failed: No such process

Ran yum update (#yum update) command and got this:
Code:
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, universal-hooks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* EA4: 185.125.185.32
* cpanel-addons-production-feed: 185.125.185.32
* cpanel-plugins: 185.125.185.32
* base: repo1.ash.innoscale.net
* epel: mirror.uic.edu
* extras: mirrors.maine.edu
* remi-php56: repo1.ash.innoscale.net
* remi-safe: repo1.ash.innoscale.net
* updates: repos.lax.quadranet.com
* webtatic: us-east.repo.webtatic.com
No packages marked for update

Any ideas? sorry I'm totally lost and I'm very grateful for any help.
 
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Where are you getting this information:
When on WHM I keep getting high server loads, when I have a look I see this running at high CPU usage:
/usr/bin/python /usr/bin/yum check-update
It sounds as though it's not in real-time if you went to kill the process and it wasn't present.
 

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Hello,
Where are you getting this information:

It sounds as though it's not in real-time if you went to kill the process and it wasn't present.
I get this when on WHM and I click load average (top right corner).

I’ve been able to kill it a few times lately, maybe I just missed it earlier.

sometimes it’s using 80% cpu. Just seems wrong. I can’t remember it been like this before.
 

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Ahh ok, that takes you to the Process Manager which is slightly delayed though not much - I'd always double-check this with top through the CLI first.

What's noted in the yum logs, any errors? You can find them at /var/log/yum.log
 

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Ahh ok, that takes you to the Process Manager which is slightly delayed though not much - I'd always double-check this with top through the CLI first.

What's noted in the yum logs, any errors? You can find them at /var/log/yum.log
When I do this I get this:

Apr 05 16:04:50 Updated: kmod-libs-20-25.el7_7.1.x86_64
Apr 05 16:13:12 Installed: remi-release-7.7-2.el7.remi.noarch
Apr 07 07:10:24 Updated: cpanel-analytics-1.3.7-3.1.noarch
Apr 09 07:10:34 Updated: ea-php70-php-common-7.0.33-15.15.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:35 Updated: ea-php72-php-common-7.2.29-2.2.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:36 Updated: ea-php71-php-common-7.1.33-6.6.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:37 Updated: ea-php73-php-common-7.3.16-2.2.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:38 Updated: ea-php73-php-litespeed-7.3.16-2.2.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:40 Updated: ea-php73-php-cli-7.3.16-2.2.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:41 Updated: ea-php73-php-posix-7.3.16-2.2.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:44 Updated: ea-php73-php-devel-7.3.16-2.2.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:45 Updated: ea-php73-php-xml-7.3.16-2.2.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:47 Updated: ea-php73-php-ftp-7.3.16-2.2.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:48 Updated: ea-php73-php-pdo-7.3.16-2.2.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:49 Updated: ea-php71-php-litespeed-7.1.33-6.6.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:52 Updated: ea-php71-php-cli-7.1.33-6.6.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:54 Updated: ea-php71-php-posix-7.1.33-6.6.3.cpanel.x86_64
Apr 09 07:10:55 Updated: ea-php71-php-xml-7.1.33-6.6.3.cpanel.x86_64
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Anything you can see that's not right?

Thanks!
 
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None of that looks abnormal, the update on the 9th of April took about 1 minute to complete - are you seeing the process spike or is it running for an extended amount of time consuming resources?
 

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Hello,

More spikes to be honest. I keep wondering why my system load is high and every time I check it's always running the Yum Update. I mean it could be every 5minutes it's doing this. Wouldn't be to bad if it was once or twice a day.

It never use to do this either so not sure what happened. My server load use to nice and low all the time.

Glad I wasn't missing something obvious!
 

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Based on that output from the yum log it doesn't look like it's running more than once daily in fact it looks like it's running every other day. The 5th, 7th and 9th of April where the 9th of April it did have quite a bit to update but only took up a little of 1 minute.
 

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Try monitoring TOP from the command line to see how much CPU 'yum update' is using. Remember to divide the percentage shown by the # of cpu's you have. For example, if 'yum update' shows its using 80% cpu and you have 4 cpu's that's only 20% each so nothing to worry about.
 

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Thanks kernow. I have been monitoring TOP and I see Yum runs every couple of seconds, sometimes at 100% so thats 25% on my this server as it has 4CPU.

Why would it run this often? I did the same on my other server and I've hardy seen Yum run. Any ideas?