load average approaching 20
I'm a linux newbie who is in charge of a dedicated server running RedHat Linux 7.3.
This server hosts one site as well as an online forum that gets a lot of traffic. This forum uses phpBB2 software and is running MySQL 4.0.18.
My server is seeing some crazy load averages that are causing my server to freeze up on an hourly basis. Since I am a newbie, I am having a difficult time pinpointing where the root of the problem lies.
Using the top command, I see that the cpu% utilization hardly ever breaks 10%, but I do notice that kscand (I believe this process is for memory swapping) is constantly topping the list:
PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
6 root 10 0 0 0 0 SW 0.5 0.0 57:16 kscand
I believe this might have something to do with the mysql forum, which is fairly popular and sees a lot of traffic.
[edited: Please don't use our forums to classify pay for hire jobs. That is not the intention of this site.]
Last edited by trickykid; 04-06-2004 at 03:29 PM.