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Old 09-16-2002, 11:31 PM   #1
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Unusually high load


One of my servers is running unusually high loads, with out any valid reason. this was noticed after the server was hard rebooted after it got hanged. i am running apache and sendmail primarily on the server.

plz someone help me out...... this is very urgent

thnx in advance
 
Old 09-16-2002, 11:37 PM   #2
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Have you used top to see what the top processes are?
 
Old 09-17-2002, 02:08 AM   #3
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yes i have use top to find out, but i see only httpd.... which is not putting much heavy cpu load.... around 0.4 % cpu. but the load averages from uptime are in the range of 20 to 40 which is extremely high.

further the site on apache is very slow.......

this is something i really do fail to understand!!!!!

plz tell me what is going qrong and where do i look for it!!!!

thanx once again
 
Old 09-17-2002, 02:16 AM   #4
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is the hard drive running?
 
Old 09-17-2002, 03:05 AM   #5
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david this is a remote server... so i have no way of finding out if the hard disk is running or not....

this problem is resally getting serious... i need help fast!!!!!!

at present the server has hanged and the isp ppl are rebooting it.

what can be the problem and where do i look for it???
 
Old 09-17-2002, 09:28 AM   #6
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Im not sure if this will be of any help, but maybe you should chech /var/log/messages , /var/log/secure , /var/log/syslog and look around the date and time when the server hanged the first time and see if the logs give any clue of what might have hanged the server and if something is wrong.
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