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SubjectRe: extreme system load [kswapd]
Hello,

Maybe, try to track IO on your machine (iostat) to see if it is an IO
problem (i.e. write to disk) or not.


On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 10:08, Karol Šebesta <sebesta.karol@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello @All,
>
> We have a problem on our production machine with high CPU utilization
> caused by kswapd3 daemon. Server is 128GB of physical memory and 81GB
> of SWAP.
>
>
> # cat /etc/redhat-release
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.6 (Tikanga)
> #
>
>
> # uptime
>  09:52:13 up 38 days, 17:01, 14 users,  load average: 43.93, 50.02, 51.36
> #
>
>
> # free -m
>             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
> Mem:        128989      75577      53412          0        416      57131
> -/+ buffers/cache:      18029     110960
> Swap:        81919      31310      50609
> #
>
> ### from TOP:
>
> Tasks: 1590 total,   3 running, 1578 sleeping,   1 stopped,   8 zombie
> Cpu(s):  1.1%us,  1.9%sy,  0.0%ni, 74.4%id, 22.4%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.2%si,  0.0%st
> Mem:  132085528k total, 77397544k used, 54687984k free,   426472k buffers
> Swap: 83886064k total, 32043168k used, 51842896k free, 58475692k cached
>
>  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
>  1816 root      10  -5     0    0    0 D 203.0  0.0   1124:39 kswapd3
> 10801 root      15   0  113m  23m 1680 S 158.6  0.0   1694:13 vxconfigd
>  3925 root      RT   0  162m  15m 3368 S 140.1  0.0   1313:32 multipathd
> 21399 wsy5067   16   0 22768 3192 1704 S 50.3  0.0   0:12.96 top
> 10583 root      15   0     0    0    0 S 43.8  0.0  58:56.55 dmp_daemon
> 16673 root      16   0 17720 1220  792 S 37.3  0.0 732:23.49 cmafcad
> 24636 oracle    15   0 3314m  41m  40m S 26.6  0.0  29:31.84 oracle
>  487 oracle    15   0 3301m  90m  88m S 21.4  0.1   1:05.68 oracle
> 14197 root      18   0  315m  15m 3984 S 21.1  0.0 346:15.70 vxsvc
> 26071 root      15   0 23900 6788 2092 S 19.8  0.0  12:31.44 MountAgent
> 16418 root      15   0  5308 3656  592 S 19.1  0.0 544:54.78 cmahostd
>  485 oracle    15   0 3301m  87m  87m S 18.8  0.1   1:03.92 oracle
> 21456 root      15   0     0    0    0 S 18.5  0.0  14:16.09 pdflush
>  4699 root      22   0 65204 8420 1568 S 15.6  0.0 137:15.75 vxdclid
> 16603 root      18   0  8820 6808  332 D 14.3  0.0   1290:32 cmaperfd
> 22047 tlmcron1  18   0 1227m 115m 6812 S 12.3  0.1 554:55.86 java
>  6157 oracle    16   0 3302m 118m 115m D 11.4  0.1   0:01.29 oracle
> 30669 oracle    16   0 2066m 141m 134m D 10.7  0.1   0:20.19 oracle
>  357 tlmtst3   18   0  101m  15m 9292 S  9.7  0.0   0:29.43 stlfetch
> 15005 oracle    16   0 2046m  84m  75m D  9.7  0.1   0:01.75 oracle
> 32744 tlmtst3   18   0  101m  15m 9292 S  8.8  0.0   0:31.52 stlfetch
> 26077 root      15   0 12116 4228 1936 S  7.8  0.0   4:26.71 VolumeAgent
> 17955 oracle    16   0 3301m  28m  25m D  7.1  0.0   0:00.22 oracle
> 26076 root      15   0 23268 5284 2224 S  6.8  0.0   4:00.50 OracleAgent
>  111 root      10  -5     0    0    0 S  6.5  0.0   4:57.32 events/13
>  5112 oracle    16   0 3314m  35m  35m S  6.5  0.0  10:38.55 oracle
> 10440 oracle    16   0 3314m  36m  36m S  6.5  0.0  10:54.65 oracle
> 26074 root      15   0 23012 4904 2136 S  6.5  0.0   3:09.46 NetlsnrAgent
>  8631 oracle    16   0 3315m  37m  36m S  6.2  0.0  12:04.57 oracle
> 26636 oracle    15   0 3316m  40m  39m S  6.2  0.0  13:07.75 oracle
> 10780 oracle    16   0 6386m  39m  39m D  5.8  0.0  10:57.01 oracle
> 13091 tlmtst5   15   0  423m  18m  13m S  5.8  0.0   0:02.76 gedit
> 17212 oracle    15   0 2050m  39m  39m S  5.8  0.0  11:30.82 oracle
> 20283 oracle    15   0 3314m  41m  40m S  5.8  0.0  10:49.00 oracle
> 13147 oracle    15   0 3314m  43m  43m S  5.5  0.0  10:43.12 oracle
> 16875 oracle    15   0 3316m  42m  40m S  5.5  0.0  22:52.66 oracle
> 28143 root      15   0  111m 6700 3396 S  5.5  0.0 143:25.46 opcmona
>  5718 oracle    16   0 3314m  38m  36m S  5.2  0.0  11:30.95 oracle
> 22163 oracle    15   0 3316m  39m  38m S  5.2  0.0  32:51.94 oracle
> 26065 root      15   0 22960 4724 2164 S  4.5  0.0   1:53.23 ApplicationAgen
> 26612 oracle    18   0 3302m  22m  19m S  4.2  0.0  23:31.48 oracle
>  8597 oracle    18   0 3302m  18m  16m S  3.9  0.0  23:30.62 oracle
> 10690 oracle    18   0 6373m  20m  16m S  3.9  0.0  23:28.74 oracle
> 11822 oracle    18   0 2038m  29m  25m S  3.9  0.0   0:05.17 oracle
>
> Why the kswapd daemon causing so high CPU utilization? Can it be
> caused by some process which try to access memory pages which are not
> in memory, but in swap? Or can it be cause by swapping for exapmple
> some inactive oracle database SGA from memory to swap?
>
> Thank you for help.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Karol Sebesta
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