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Old 12-08-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
abefroman
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Help load at 43! What factors does


[root@vz101 root]# top
top - 15:04:17 up 2 days, 22:56, 3 users, load average: 43.86, 41.57, 34.08
Tasks: 475 total, 32 running, 439 sleeping, 0 stopped, 4 zombie
Cpu(s): 10.0% user, 2.8% system, 0.0% nice, 87.3% idle
Mem: 3617428k total, 3574556k used, 42872k free, 314032k buffers
Swap: 8385920k total, 465856k used, 7920064k free, 1568164k cached

CPU is 87.3% idle (its a dual core) and I have over 7.5gigs of swap space available.

When I check ps -aux | less there are no processes using a lot of cpu or ram.

What else could be causing my high load?
 
Old 12-09-2005, 02:56 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-2005, 03:05 PM   #3
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Tasks: 475 total, 32 running, 439 sleeping, 0 stopped, 4 zombie
You have 475 processes! Even if they are all lightweight they still add up.
 
  


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