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Re: Why is my load ave so high now?



On 07/27/2009 12:04 PM, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
>> Could it be my ivtv0 (PVR-350) board?  Its not supposed to be doing
>> anything at the moment!  There's nothing plugged into it, and its not
>> configured under MythTV right now (cable went all digital)....
>>
>> I'll try removing the driver module and see if that helps.  At worst,
>> I'll remove the board entirely.

I ended up rmmod ivtvt and ivtvfb, and it didn't help.  Yes, the number
of ints propped noticeably, but the load average remains 10+....

> Looking at the original 'top' output, all the CPU was going to nice
> processing, presumable SETI. When you kill that you note the load
> average is still high, could we see the top few lines again to see the
> distribution? I note that hi/si are low, and load average indicates
> runable process (my first guess was the seti went threaded). So 'top'
> with the 'i' visual option (only show runnable tasks) should show what's
> running.

(I learn something new everyday!)

Sure, here it is for "top -i":

> top - 12:58:12 up 6 days,  9:02,  4 users,  load average: 11.30, 11.15, 11.10
> Cpu(s):  0.7%us,  0.7%sy,  0.0%ni, 98.7%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
> Mem:   2074172k total,  1961024k used,   113148k free,   199680k buffers
> Swap:  3911816k total,      412k used,  3911404k free,   935716k cached
> 
>   PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                                                                          
> 14743 root      20   0  2560 1152  836 R  0.7  0.1   0:00.08 top                                                                                              
>  2506 root      20   0 15068  860  592 R  0.0  0.0   0:32.72 apcupsd                                                                                          
>  2547 root      15  -5     0    0    0 D  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 nfsd                                                                                             
>  2548 root      15  -5     0    0    0 D  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 nfsd                                                                                             
>  2549 root      15  -5     0    0    0 D  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 nfsd                                                                                             
>  2550 root      15  -5     0    0    0 D  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 nfsd                                                                                             
>  2551 root      15  -5     0    0    0 D  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 nfsd                                                                                             
>  2552 root      15  -5     0    0    0 D  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 nfsd                                                                                             
>  2553 root      15  -5     0    0    0 D  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 nfsd                                                                                             
>  2554 root      15  -5     0    0    0 D  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 nfsd                                                                                             
> 17427 root      20   0 77040  72m  752 D  0.0  3.6   0:02.07 clamscan                                                                                         
> 24904 root      20   0  2492  964  704 D  0.0  0.0   0:01.87 find                                                                                             
> 28703 root      39  19  1900  652  540 D  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 updatedb                                                                                         

That's the entire top output....

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Kevin J. Cummings
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