debugging high load averages..

jason andrade jason at
Fri Nov 29 06:40:00 CST 2002


I'm trying to figure out what might be causing this:

 11:34pm  up 26 days,  1:12,  2 users,  load average: 649.60, 682.05, 659.62
1481 processes: 1478 sleeping, 3 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU0 states:  6.0% user, 31.0% system,  0.0% nice, 62.3% idle
CPU1 states:  4.4% user, 29.5% system,  0.0% nice, 65.1% idle
Mem:  1031504K av, 1021776K used,    9728K free,       0K shrd,    1196K buff
Swap: 2192792K av, 1261160K used,  931632K free                  493520K cached

It doesn't seem to be nfs related - usually a nfs problem will result in a
hung or slow "df" which is not happening.

There is idle cpu available.. and about half the real ram is used in caching
so i don't think it's excessive paging.

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