High Load average Home Page › Forums › Network Management › ZeroShell › High Load average This topic contains 2 replies, has 0 voices, and was last updated by matth 10 years, 2 months ago. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts April 27, 2009 at 4:19 pm #41654 matthMember I’m using an ALIX 2D3 (with Battery mod) ZS 1.0beta11b BA00 C100 C110 Running HTTP Proxy w/ Dan’s guardian. 1 firewall rule outbound restricting P2P traffic. I was running with a consistently low load average (0.00 – 0.07) for months, then last weekend it spiked (0.44 – 0.56). The only change I’ve made recently was the addition of the MRTG package and it’s arrival is not consistent with the appearance of the problem. Below is the output of the top command: top - 12:03:20 up 15:41, 1 user, load average: 0.64, 0.44, 0.38 Tasks: 106 total, 1 running, 105 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 6.0% user, 8.0% system, 0.0% nice, 85.0% idle, 1.0% IO-wait Mem: 255684k total, 239496k used, 16188k free, 12596k buffers Swap: 131064k total, 16152k used, 114912k free, 40448k cached Below are images from the MRTG package: [/img] I can only assume that I’m getting high load averages due to memory use (or leak), but I’m not sure why. Has anyone else had this happen? Can anyone help me investigate? Thanks much! Matt April 27, 2009 at 4:27 pm #48050 imported_fulvioParticipant On my opinion the problem is due to the proxy service. Could you disable it or remove the capture rules to see if the system load decreases? Regards Fulvio April 27, 2009 at 4:37 pm #48051 matthMember That certainly frees up memory, but the load is unaffected. Hmm.. IO Wait is usually the other thing I look at… Failing disk, but it is at 0.0% Perplexing. What other things could cause this? top - 12:34:03 up 16:12, 1 user, load average: 0.71, 0.54, 0.46 Tasks: 68 total, 2 running, 66 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 7.4% user, 7.4% system, 0.0% nice, 85.2% idle, 0.0% IO-wait Mem: 255684k total, 143692k used, 111992k free, 15024k buffers Swap: 131064k total, 16128k used, 114936k free, 41504k cached April 27, 2009 at 4:56 pm #48052 imported_fulvioParticipant The top command could help you to understand what process is the responsible of the high load average. Regards Fulvio Author Posts Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.