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From Aaron Morris <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Strange apache (1.3.X) load
Date Mon, 01 Dec 2003 20:33:50 GMT

Robert Mena wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a small server (Redhat based, latest apache rpm
> apache-1.3.27-2.7.2) that has been sufering from a
> strange load.
> Mostly during the mornings but also in other periods
> of the day the load goes up to 90 (info from the top
> command).
> When this happens and I am logged I can killall -9
> httpd and everything goes back to normal, so I am
> pretty sure that apache has something to do with it :)
> Since I host almost a hundred low volume virtual
> servers I  could not find (via extended-status or log)
> which one is causing this but seems to me that a
> runaway script (I host php sites) may be causing this.
> So :
> - is there any extra test I should do ? or perhaps
> tool I should use in order to detect which page is
> causing this behaviour ?
> best regards.

What process does top say is taking the load?

Aaron W Morris <> (decep)

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