System Cpu Between 50-70% and need to find out why

Paul bsdlist at
Mon Apr 23 15:38:09 UTC 2007

Hi Kris,

Nothing is essentially working to answer your question on my diagnosis.

Everything is extremely slow and I can net get simple sendmail 
services working at a reasonable rate of a few messages per second.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help


At 11:33 AM 23/04/2007, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 11:27:17AM -0400, Paul wrote:
> > Hi Steve,
> >
> > When I shut off everything except apache with very low load and
> > qpopper it is still maxed out.
>That does not look like very low load to me.  On the contrary, your
>stats show that 30-40 running processes are being scheduled for
>running on the 4 CPUs at any one time.  Under those circumstances you
>should expect to see 100% CPU usage (anything less means your system
>is not being completely used).  Can you please confirm what you are
>using for your diagnosis that there is something wrong with the system

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