yum-updates and high server load issue

mehedi

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Hello,

The process below is running at a random interval on my server and causing very high server load.

/usr/bin/python -tt /usr/libexec/yum-updatesd-helper --check --dbus

And the server load doesn't come back to normal until I kill the process manually.

Output of ps aux|grep yum

[email protected] [~]# ps aux|grep yum
root 4575 0.5 0.7 291420 58076 ? SN 00:06 0:02 /usr/bin/python -tt /usr/libexec/yum-updatesd-helper --check --dbus
root 10792 0.0 0.0 61220 792 pts/0 S+ 00:12 0:00 grep yum
root 32311 0.0 0.1 257476 11744 ? SN 2013 0:15 /usr/bin/python -tt /usr/sbin/yum-updatesd

Can anyone please tell me why it's running and how to fix the problem?
 

cPanelMichael

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Apr 11, 2011
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Hello :)

Check for any hanging YUM and RPM processes via:

Code:
ps aux|grep rpm
ps aux|grep yum
Kill any of these processes that are no longer active, and then rebuild the RPM database via:

Code:
mkdir /root/old_rpm_dbs/
mv /var/lib/rpm/__db* /root/old_rpm_dbs/
rpm --rebuilddb
Then, run "yum update" to see if it completes successfully.

Thank you.