Re: load now pegs at 1
> First, run something like "top" to see if anything is taking up
> processor time. If you notice a process using about 95% of the processor,
> this would be the problem.
> > Should I be looking for any other problems that I might not be aware of?
> Yes. Some processes can go into uninteruptable sleep. They stay in
> the run queue (and hence increase the load) but they don't suck up all
> of the available processor cycles. I had a problem with these when I
> tried to gunzip a file on a bad filesystem. I'm not sure how the
> filesystem got corrupted while mounted -- but the process could not
> be killed, and I had to reboot so that I could unmount the partition and
> check it with fsck.
Thanks John, and Paul. I found a process which seemed to be a tar
with some strange switches that just wouldn't die with a kill -9.
Reboot took care of it, and load is now at its happy average of 0 or
I hereby promise not to abandon the list when I can answer questions such as
these for other novices. :-) You can hold me to that one!
Is there any plan to have a debian-newbie to take some of the load
off of debian-user? It seems that the tone of the list has taken a
little dip as the volume has increased. Don't get me wrong, this
list is my fave! Folks on the whole are just fabulous, however, there
_have_ been a couple of hot messages in the past few weeks.
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