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

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Apr 24 02:15:54 UTC 2007

On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 09:04:37PM -0400, Paul wrote:
> >> options         QUOTA
> >
> >This is going to make filesystem operations very slow.  It is fixed in
> >7.0 and might be backported at some point.  kib@ may be able to
> >provide a patch again 6.x that you could test.
> >
> >Kris
> Dear Gentlemen,
> I appreciate your suggestions today. Unfortunately I had to dump the 
> 6.2 and scale back to the 4.12 for now and possibly for good as I 
> could not find a solution.
> Just for point of reference here is a snapshot of the 4.12 box (see 
> below). Notice the 98% idle. This is what I experienced in the old 
> box. Most of the time it was idle in a range of 20-70% during busy 
> times and 70-90% idle during non busy times. On the new box it was 
> hardly ever idle. I still am not sure what was wrong but we had a 
> difficult time simulating this as it was quite well tested.

It was almost certainly what I said above.  Too bad you weren't able
to follow through with it.

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