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Old 05-03-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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Unknown process utilizing CPU.


Hi i recently observed my cpu being used 100% due to which load average on machine get increased to < 5.

I have no idea what the process is?

Appreciate any help in this regard.
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root     15859 99.9  0.0   5668  1592 pts/4    R+   12:28 660:06              \_ pvs

root      7334 99.9  0.0   5668  1592 pts/4    R    11:06 742:27  \_ pvs
 
Old 05-04-2011, 12:57 AM   #2
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As root run 'lsof -Pwlnp 5668' should show the files the process has open. The location of the binary and files it has opened may tell you more about its purpose. If you run a matured, efficient package manager it may allow you to find out easily if the binary at its current location is part of a (official) package. With RPM this would go something like 'rpm -qf /path/to/pvs'. If no details can be gathered from that you could run 'strings -an4 /path/to/pvs' as a last resort. Do post all output if you are unable to reach a conclusion one way or another.
 
Old 05-04-2011, 11:26 PM   #3
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As root run 'lsof -Pwlnp 5668' should show the files the process has open. The location of the binary and files it has opened may tell you more about its purpose. If you run a matured, efficient package manager it may allow you to find out easily if the binary at its current location is part of a (official) package. With RPM this would go something like 'rpm -qf /path/to/pvs'. If no details can be gathered from that you could run 'strings -an4 /path/to/pvs' as a last resort. Do post all output if you are unable to reach a conclusion one way or another.
I found out the process pvs was a part of monitoring tool installed on the server.

Killed the processes with kill -9 .(I know its not a good way to it without analyzing the root cause .Things could have been different if you have posted it little earlier .Anyway I will keep this in mind for future trouble shooting. )
Now the system is behaving normally.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 07:03 AM   #4
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Don't forget that "top" is your friend. Simply type that and you'll see what's hogging the CPU/RAM/IO.
 
  


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