named taking up 100% resource on only 1 cpu on a multi cpu sy stem

Danny Mayer mayer at
Tue Jan 14 01:06:26 UTC 2003

At 09:10 PM 1/12/03, Kuhtz, Christian wrote:

>And specify -n number_of_processors on launch.

That's not normally necessary. named gets that information on startup.
You usually want to specify this only if you don't want to use all of the
CPU's or it can't figure it out.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Danny Mayer [mailto:mayer at]
>Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 1:38 PM
>To: David Botham; comp-protocols-dns-bind at
>Subject: RE: named taking up 100% resource on only 1 cpu on a multi cpu
>At 01:47 PM 1/10/03, David Botham wrote:
> >I think that BIND 9 is muti-threaded and will use multiple procs.
>You need to specify --enable-threads when you build it in order for it to
>be multithreaded.
> >Also, if your CPU is idle 80% of the time, is that to say that it is 0%
> >utilized 80% of the time and 100% utilized 20% of the time, or, is it
> >20% utilized 100% of the time?  Either way, try BIND 9.
> >
> >Dave...
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