RH 8 load average is messed up
Dual AMD MP 2800+
2 GB DDR
Dual S-ATA Hard Drives (raided for performance)
Redhat 8.0 (2.4.18-14smp) - i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
When I type "uptime", with virtually nothing going on, processors are almost 200% free, I am getting high load averages.
4:35am up 37 days, 11:25, 3 users, load average: 3.11, 4.07, 3.18
I can't figure out what is wrong, is redhat 8 fucked?
I have a similar machine running Redhat 9 and the load averages look like this for the same setup and same everything running or not running.
02:35:55 up 1 day, 11:47, 1 user, load average: 0.07, 0.02, 0.00
The redhat 9 server has never seen a load average higher than 0.2 whereas the redhat 8 server is just ridiculous all the time, never under 2
I memtest and I stress test the cpu's, they are fine.
What the heck can be causing this? Do I have to trash redhat 8 and upgrade to redhat 9 to fix this problem?
It's causing lag spikes