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Re: Why is my load ave so high now?



On Thu, 2009-07-23 at 22:51 -0400, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> When I was running F8, my server averaged a load ave oof around 4.
> 
> Now that I'm running F10, and bittorrent is no longer running, in fact, 
> not much of anything besides Seti Home  (BOINC client running 
> astro_pulse), my load average is up around 11 and frequently exceeds 12 
> (and of course when it exceeds 12, it stops receiving emails).  Here's a 
> 5 second snapshot from top:
> 
> > top - 22:48:06 up 2 days, 18:51,  5 users,  load average: 11.15, 11.33, 11.63
> > Tasks: 250 total,   2 running, 247 sleeping,   0 stopped,   1 zombie
> > Cpu(s):  5.9%us,  1.8%sy, 92.0%ni,  0.0%id,  0.0%wa,  0.3%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
> > Mem:   2074172k total,  1932680k used,   141492k free,   108872k buffers
> > Swap:  3911816k total,      552k used,  3911264k free,   977568k cached
> > 
> >   PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                                                                                                                                                         
> >  3234 root      39  19 50292  46m 2072 R 91.7  2.3   3520:10 astropulse_5.06       
What is astropulse that is using 91.7% of your cpu? You also seem to
have a large number of tasks running and sleeping which might up your
load average.
>                                                                                                                                                           
> >  3378 root      20   0  324m  36m 8496 S  3.6  1.8  14:34.20 Xorg                                                                                                                                                                            
> > 16271 cummings  20   0  172m  60m  21m S  1.1  3.0   0:37.77 thunderbird-bin                                                                                                                                                                 
> >  4026 cummings  20   0 22412  11m 7612 S  0.5  0.6   0:09.28 metacity                                                                                                                                                                        
> >  4108 cummings  20   0 27276  11m 8748 S  0.4  0.6  18:41.47 multiload-apple                                                                                                                                                                 
> >  4126 cummings  20   0 74844  18m  10m S  0.4  0.9   0:07.54 gnome-terminal                                                                                                                                                                  
> >  4027 cummings  20   0 63536  20m  10m S  0.3  1.0   0:27.59 gnome-panel                                                                                                                                                                     
> >  4030 cummings  20   0 34104  13m 5500 S  0.3  0.7   0:24.95 gnome-screensav                                                                                                                                                                 
> > 16252 root      20   0  2560 1184  844 S  0.3  0.1   0:00.97 top                                                                                                                                                                             
> >  4086 cummings  20   0 57960  14m 9716 S  0.2  0.7   0:06.57 wnck-applet                                                                                                                                                                     
> >  4093 cummings  20   0 34464  14m  10m S  0.2  0.7   5:31.08 clock-applet                                                                                                                                                                    
> >   196 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.1  0.0   1:08.89 ata/0                                                                                                                                                                           
> >   971 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.1  0.0   3:38.03 scsi_eh_5                                                                                                                                                                       
> >  2838 root      20   0  3332  520  364 S  0.1  0.0   0:05.12 lircd                                                                                                                                                                           
> >  3138 root      20   0  3624 1032  912 S  0.1  0.0   0:14.66 hald-addon-stor                                                                                                                                                                 
> >  3175 root      20   0  3624 1032  912 S  0.1  0.0   0:37.94 hald-addon-stor                                                                                                                                                                 
> >  3194 mailman   20   0 13620 7000 2820 S  0.1  0.3   0:53.14 python                                                                                                                                                                          
> >  3879 cummings  20   0 58964  30m 8092 S  0.1  1.5  21:56.13 gnome-settings-                                                                                                                                                                 
> >  4478 cummings  20   0 10044 4432 2376 S  0.1  0.2   0:01.48 xterm                                                                                                                                                                           
> 
> I'm not swapping, in fact, my program memory usage is < 40% (of 2GB).
> And I'm sure there are less processes contending for the CPU since my 
> Gnome session is pretty bear right now.  No firefox, and only this 
> instance of thunderbird....
> 
> I'm open to any WAGs right now as to the cause.  Its probably something 
> I haven't yet fixed from my preupgrade....(from F8)
> 
> -- 
> Kevin J. Cummings
> kjchome rcn com
> cummings kjchome homeip net
> cummings kjc386 framingham ma us
> Registered Linux User #1232 (http://counter.li.org)
> 
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