Subject: Re: unusually high loads
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Erik Huizing <email@example.com>
Date: 01/11/2001 08:03:27
It doesn't look like it. I let the server sit over night, and the loads
are back to normal levels now (0.08, 0.08, 0.08)
The only things my machine is running is micq, a few shells, named and
apache. Apache hadn't seen any action in the hour leading up to my
discovery of the high load.
I don't know if it helps any, but I'm runinng 1.4.2/i386.
The first rule of Fight Club is You Do Not Talk About Fight Club.
// Erik Huizing firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 10:18:02PM -0700, Erik Huizing wrote:
> > I just noticed the load on my machine is unusually high. The wierd thing
> > is that its not doing anything. Top says this:
> > load averages: 2.11, 2.13, 2.09 22:12:51
> > 28 processes: 1 running, 27 sleeping
> > CPU states: 0.3% user, 0.0% nice, 0.0% system, 0.0% interrupt, 100% idle
> > Memory: 9584K Act, 2124K Inact, 248K Wired, 42M Free, 4K Swap, 64M Swap free
> > Looking over the %CPU from ps -ef says everything is pretty 0.0%. Same
> > thing from top when I sort by CPU. The system doesn't seem sluggish
> > either.
> > So why is the load so high?
> Maybe you have a process or two which wakes up very often but for a very short
> period of time. So it increases the load but uses almost no CPU.
> Some programs polling for events (like battery status bars) can do this.
> Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr