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SubjectRe: unexplained high load
On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Hacksaw wrote:

> > Could someone maybe explain this ?
> > (top output, but same load is given with 'uptime')
> > there is no cpu or disk activity
> > kernel is 2.2.18pre9 on sun ultra10-300 (ultrasparc IIi)
> >
> > 9:25pm up 112 days, 1:52, 1 user, load average: 1.24, 1.05, 1.02
> > 91 processes: 90 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
> > CPU states: 2.5% user, 2.3% system, 0.0% nice, 95.1% idle
> > Mem: 515144K av, 506752K used, 8392K free, 73464K shrd, 58472K buff
> > Swap: 131528K av, 15968K used, 115560K free 358904K cached
>
> You have no processes??? My gosh, that is a problem. :-)
91 processes, only 1 running (think top)

>
> The load average is how many processes are runnable, therefore you have
> runnable processes.
>
> If you have Netscape or Mozilla running on your box, it may be in a
> permanently runnable state.
it's a firewall/gateway/mail box, so no X or netscape

> Another amusing possibility is that you have a hacked box, and top is
> reporting the stupid IRC bot that is running, but not showing you the actuall
> process, because it too is hacked.
don't think
w,uptime,top give the same value

>
> Replace ps and top, and have a look. Don't believe ls, either.
>
> If none of these things are true, you might have another problem.
think this, but problem, machine is running ok
no slow response, only load 1.00 (it's not getting lower)

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