Well, rmmod is for unloading unused kernel modules, and your cron has it running every 10 minutes, which is WAY too much. Set it to run every 2-4 hours instead.
Another option would be to set cron to run rmmod with very low priority, so that it only uses CPU time not used by any other app. To do this, have cron run `/bin/nice -19 /sbin/rmmod`.
To change the behavior of cron, search files in /var/spool/cron, /etc/cron.d and search /etc/crontab for lines containing `/sbin/rmmod` and replace them with the line above.
As for your crontab app using cpu, the command `crontab -u root -e` just edits root's crontab. I don't know why it's running, so kill it.
BTW, different distros divide up logfiles differently. I use Mandrake 9.1, which happens to use /var/log/syslog. I'm pretty sure redhat does, too. Most likely you run a different distro, and in that case you should just look in /var/log/messages, which is the catch-all file.
Last edited by electron_lemon; 10-03-2003 at 11:36 PM.