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Re: load average remains high, all processes are idle



On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 01:24:10PM -0500, Tom Georgoulias wrote:
> I've got a couple of Dell Poweredge 2650 servers that are showing a very 
> strange problem.  The load averages remain stuck around 10, even though 
> the systems are idle.  A quick grab from top:
> 
>    1:21pm  up 14 days, 21:17,  1 user,  load average: 10.09, 10.03, 10.00
> 125 processes: 124 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
> CPU0 states:  0.0% user,  0.1% system,  0.0% nice, 99.4% idle
> CPU1 states:  0.0% user,  0.0% system,  0.0% nice, 100.0% idle
> CPU2 states:  0.0% user,  1.3% system,  0.0% nice, 98.1% idle
> CPU3 states:  0.0% user,  0.0% system,  0.0% nice, 100.0% idle
> Mem:  6064224K av, 5634824K used,  429400K free,       0K shrd,  432612K 
> buff
> Swap: 2096440K av,     652K used, 2095788K free                 3696644K 
> cached
> 
> Since we use the load average as one factor in determining system 
> availability for LSF, the incorrect LA is keeping jobs from being 
> dispatch to this system.  Any ideas?  I'm running kernel 2.4.20-18.7bigmem.
> 
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You nered to check the context switches that are going on or number
of swaps which is related. vmstat might help.
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