Load average surges on AIX

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Tue Jun 27 02:09:19 UTC 2000

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com> writes:

> Over the weekend one of my servers decided to start using all the CPU
> for system time, and the load avg spiked to 400+ with only about 800
> users.  I've seen this problem before, but not in a very long time.

> INN BETA - 05/09, a few patches, running since new. AIX 4.3.3, ditto.
> 1.2TB EMC RAID, 4GB RAM. The load was running about 1.5 and suddenly
> spiked.

> I switched from nnrpd daemon to letting inetd start the readers, which
> has worked in the past, but nothing good happened this time. Any
> thoughts?

Nothing coming to mind here... was top reporting anything sitting on the
CPU or anything or was the load completely phantom?

Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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