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Old 01-04-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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kernel inode usage


Hi Everyone!

We recently installed BMC monitoring agent on our RH servers.
we got a message saying that the kernel inode usage is high (98-100%)

i did df -i but i saw no filesystem is over 9%

so i really have know idea what it means that the kernel inode usage is high...

Please help!
 
Old 01-04-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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What version of kernel you are using?
Do you see any thing realating to "inode" or "max" in your

Code:
/proc/sys/kernel/
If so, cat on it to see what it is.

Last edited by PoleStar; 01-04-2012 at 01:45 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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hi and thx for replying

i'm not sure how to check the kernel version so i cat on 2 files that i thought were related,
all of these files are from /proc/sys/kernel/

[root@server kernel]# cat shmmax
23136829430
[root@server kernel]# cat msgmax
65536
[root@server kernel]# cat ngroups_max
65536
[root@server kernel]# cat threads-max
147456
[root@server kernel]# cat pid_max
32768
[root@server kernel]# cat version
#1 SMP Tue Aug 18 15:51:48 EDT 2009
[root@server kernel]# cat osrelease
2.6.18-164.el5


thanks!
 
Old 01-04-2012, 03:01 PM   #4
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Code:
uname -r
to check kernel version.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 03:06 PM   #5
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kernel version:
2.6.18-164.el5
 
Old 01-04-2012, 03:54 PM   #6
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Code:
grep  -i inod  /boot/config*
I read on the net kernel has/had inode option, mine don't,
Can you check your?
 
Old 01-05-2012, 02:28 AM   #7
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[root@server ~]# grep -i inode /boot/config*
CONFIG_ANON_INODES=y
 
Old 01-08-2012, 02:49 AM   #8
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bump
got any idea what could be wrong?

how can i even check the real status of the kernel inodes usage from the linux system?
and what is the effect if its too high
 
  


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