The amount of processing units of the CPU used to execute a task and how long it takes.

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Unusually large number of httpd processes and high CPU load on MongoDB replica set members

I am investigating a strange behavior on 3 CentOS machines serving as a MongoDB replica set, whereas one of them is also hosting a PHP web app utilizing the MongoDB replica set. The basic setup is as ...
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How to find what processes were running at a time in the past?

I am asked to investigate a high CPU usage alert which occurred this morning. I used sar -p and saw the high CPU usage showing up at that time Next I used ps -eo pcpu,pid,user,args | sort -r -k1 | ...
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high mysql CPU usage more than %1500 on centos 6

I am running a high traffic websites on a Dedicated-Virtual 24GB RAM CentOS server hosted by the planet. Very often the server dies because of high CPU usage (%1500) When i check the running ...
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Single Thread CPU Performance with PHP

I have a lamp web server running a website that is getting very feature bloated. I have a few pages that are taking 2-3 seconds of CPU time to render the PHP. Most other pages a processed in about .2 ...
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Windows Server vs Ubuntu base CPU usage for AWS EC2 burstable instances [closed]

I recently switched from a small VPS provider to AWS EC2. My traffic usually comes in bursts throughout the day and I therefore concluded that running multiple t2.micro instances would be by far the ...
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CPU Load on Virtual Machine

This picture shows the CPU Usage of a Debian 8 installation running on a Virtual Machine (VMWare ESXi). I'm wondering about two things here Why doesn't the usage sum up to 200% (the virtual machine ...
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What does take all the cpu here?

On a small SSD VPS I got 2 GB of RAM and 2 vCPU core (dedicated to my server), virtualized via KVM. So far so good. The server is mainly used for databases (MySQL) and fast network file storage (via ...
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high CPU caused by pthread_cond_wait or nanosleep

First of all, I've searched in stackoverflow.com and googled, but no effective results are found. My question is: Why does pthread_cond_wait consume so much CPU? I don't think it's normal. My ...
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Tasks on server stay in sleeping

I logged into a server with multiprocessors and started 20 python programs, each processing part of my data. However, it cost too much time so I checked top and found all ipython processes are in ...
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Can I limit wall clock time available for process on Solaris?

I would like (many) processes to be killed if still running after certain amount of time after execution. First I have thought that Solaris’ resource management is perfect tool for the job, as it ...
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Kubernetes Disable Grafana

We are using Kubernetes and successfully running our apps. However with our pods running and no traffic our minions are running with high CPU. Looking into the issue further: influxdb and heapster ...
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CentOS CPU load and CPU Freq

I have some Dual Xeon (X5650 @ 2.67GHz) server, with 72GB of RAM and HT disabled, but I have a problem. I host srcds servers (game servers) and they are really CPU intensive. The CPU usage is usually ...
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Why a moved process using cgclassify doesn't get correct cpu share

Here is my test case on an Ubunut 12.04. I have a simple code that uses all cores of a multicore system as follows: useAllCores.cpp int main(){ #pragma omp parallel for for (int i = 0; i < 50; ...
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Server Recommendation for static pages only, Apache Nginix Ram [duplicate]

I have a question about setting up a new server that will be have millions of hits per day. There will probably be a max of 3 million a day with spikes up to 10 million. All the files will be static ...
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Getting 502 Bad Gateway, php-fpm takes 100% cpu

Okay, last night, around 2am on one of my servers the cpu usages went up to 100%. When I checked in this morning, I saw 5 php-fpm processes taking up around 100% cpu together. I've rebooted the ...
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Finding a cpu or disk-hogging process quickly in Windows?

Short: Best alternative of ctrl-alt-1 -> top or sudo iotop in Windows? Long: Sometimes a server or workstation might seem to hang, due to either cpu-bottleneck or disk-bottleneck. How do I ...
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High server load with no processes using CPU?

I'm new to managing servers, and I've run into something that's stumped me. I received a warning from my VPS provider informing me that my load usage was very high. I hadn't run into this problem ...
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CPU is only used 50% on full load on a Windows Server 2012 R2 [closed]

I use Windows Server 2012 R2 on my home server (it's a mini-ITX PC based on an Asrock E350M1/USB3 motherboard, so it's not a strong enterprise server). My problem is that even when I run multiple ...
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High CPU Usage Top isn't Showing Processes

Hey I'm having a weird issue that I'm having some difficulty diagnosing. I have a VM that went down due to high CPU usage today. The websites on this VM are very low traffic, so I knew something ...
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Low CPU utilization on IIS with no resource contention

I have an ASP.NET application running on IIS7.5 with .NET4. At some specific times, I receive so many requests from the clients (around 10000 in two minutes) and it takes around 20 minutes till they ...
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Sudden increase in my CPU usage during random moments(Win Server 2012)

At random times, no matter if I am online or not I see that my server having increased Process usage spikes, as you can see in the picture: So I go inside the Dashboard on the Server Manager, look ...
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Is there a fix for Windows Server 2008 Datacenter (non R2) that will fix the same issue as 3050265 for R2

An issue I have had for a while with 2008 Server Datacenter and only recently with my R2 box is periodic CPU hogging by the wuauserv.exe service (Windows Update) which kills all my websites. I see ...
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CPU overloaded but no proccess is using more than 1% [duplicate]

I am monitoring a Cpanel (centos) server which have a 2-core CPU (4 virtual CPU cores) and it seems to be overloaded because I got this values using top: load average: 11.80, 13.30, 13.02 Cpu(s): ...
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How to understand output of top command

How to understand output for top as Load Average is continuously increasing but can't understand which process is eating cpu because %cpu utilization for process is maximum 0.7 but load average is ...
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Log pid than cpu higher than a value

I'm looking for a way to log the pid of process higher than a fixed value of cpu (ex 40%). I tried with command like this : ps -eo pcpu,pid,user,args | sort -k 1,2 -r | head -10 But, first, it sorts ...
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Debian Jessie 8 idle on fresh install always a little too high, shows rcu_sched ksoftirqd kworker causing cpu load

Are the days of 0.0 cpu load on an "idle" server gone? I have another server (centos/redhat) 32GB ram that actually runs apache/MySQL/Lamp, mono, redmine/ruby, and other junk and its still shows me ...
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What are the tools needed to best asses a load balancer?

I'm building a Paas with Docker container in the field of Networkf Function Virtualization. I need to deploy some load-balancers inside containers. I need to asses the load balancers in differents ...
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How to find out what is being accesed in Apache logs

I am managing a dedicated server with hundreds of websites, in which there is a main log for Apache. The server has spikes in Apache CPU usage once every 4 or 5 hours and after a review I found in ...
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cpufreq-info differs from /proc/cpuinfo?

I have a server and I want to ensure it's always running at maximum speed, never in energy-saving mode. I've tried a few strategies (aside from rebooting and changing the setting in the bios, which I ...
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Mono uses just one core on the server

I have a .net application running on mono 4.0.1 in ubuntu. The application is multi-threaded but the CPU usage not more than 25% on 4 core machine. I think mono is just running on one of the cores ...
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VPS Server shoots to 900% CPU Utilisation for 10 to 15 minutes

I've just taken a VPS Server with Assured 1 core AMD opetron and burstable to 8 cores. RAM is 5 GB Average Usage so far been around 1 Cpu, but at a point of time - when checked through monitoring - ...
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determine if threads on a cpu are blocked? What are the causes of thread blocks?

The load-average reported by uptime command also displayed in top provides the the average run-queue length over time (1, 5 and 15 minutes) The run-queue length is the sum of the number of threads ...
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Sendmail is taking huge amount of CPU [duplicate]

My dedicated server is slowing down since 2 days. I checked the RPM and the CPU usage has gone from less than 10% to more than 50%. Rebooting the server didn't help. So, I tried top command: top - ...
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Limit CPU / Mem usage for certain processes? [closed]

I have installed maldet for malwere detection and it runs daily via a CRON task. In my server usage I see every night a peek usage of CPU which goes up to nearly 100% CPU usage. Is there a way to ...
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kswapd often uses 100% CPU when swap is in use

Most of the time when my computer starts to need swap, I see a massive spike in CPU usage (kswapd0 is consistently using 99%-100% CPU). According to top, the time is spent in sy (system/kernel) not wa ...
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How to assign dedicated vCPUs to specific VM on Proxmox (KVM) or what system could do that?

I'm posting this here, because what I've found about the topic is either outdated, incomplete or not suitable for various reasons. I have wanted for a long time to learn how to map specific vCPUs to ...
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Medium CPU usage but high load

I know this has been asked multiple times, and generally wa causes high load even if CPU isn't the culprit. However, in our case, wa is ~0 and CPU is at ~45% on a 4 core, 8 thread dedicated server. ...
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Low CPU and Memory utilization. Does that mean server is healthy?

On a fairly busy RHEL6 server I keep noticing on average following indications CPU Usage : 2%. CPU Load AVG: 0.4,0.2,0.1 Memory Usage: 1.3 out of 16 GB This is the CPU this server has Intel(R) ...
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strace not showing anything for thread at 100% 'system' CPU

I'm having difficulty with my Python app going to 100% 'system' CPU time across multiple threads for up to 10+ seconds. My (limited) understanding is that 'system' CPU time is time spent in the ...
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CPU seconds value very high on apache mod status even though page is generating very fast

We have a VPS on wich we have a few websites. In the last days it has experience a big load and has sometimes even stoped responding and had to restart it. After looking into it, we seem to have a ...
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What's the advisable maximum CPU usage?

I have a VM with 8 core of processing, and occasionally the CPU usage is going to around 75 ~ 100%. I read in some places, that when the CPU usage is with more than 75% is it a trouble, and can ...
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How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?

Note: I've read How Often Do Windows Servers Need to be Restarted? but this question pertains to our Remote Desktop server specifically. We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server - a VMware ESX VM - ...
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Limited memory and CPU in the apache virtualhost

How can I limit the memory and CPU of each virtualhost on a apache running on CentOS?
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My VPSs CPU load hardly go beyond 0.2. Am I wasting my money on unused resources?

Currently, I have 5 VPSs running: Mail server (Zimbra) Database server (MySQL, PostgreSQL) ERP Server (OpenERP 7) Git Server (GoGits) Web Server (Apache, Nginx) with server monitoring application ...
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Php5-CGI is using 100% CPU on a single hit. How do I track down the culprit?

I ran into a strange problem with a Magento Store. The server was crashing when we hat a little traffic-peak so I checked what was going on. Using htop I found out that PHP5 CGI is using up to 100% ...
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Load average increasing along with firewall throughput

I've just pushed a large change to my backend code and I've noticed a massive increase in the load average in the few hours since the push. I looked at Munin for what the problem might be and I ...
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How can I store systemd-cgtop output in a text file

I want to store the result of system-cgtop in a txt file for 5 iterations. I am aware of the batch mode and I tried to do it with the following command: systemd-cgtop -b -n 5 >> result.txt ...
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Use of CPUQuota in systemd

I am trying to put a hard limit in CPU usage for a dd command . I have created the following unit file [Unit] Description=Virtual Distributed Ethernet [Service] ExecStart=/usr/bin/ddcommand ...
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When should I consider to add more RAM to VPS instead of CPU? [closed]

I have a VPS hosting a Wordpress site. When the traffic is too high, I usually see the CPUs are very busy and fully occupied. Therefore, I always try to add more CPU cores to the VPS. For example, 4 ...
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100% CPU usage on my CentOS VPS

I have a 512 MB VPS and hosting 2 WordPress websites on this CentOS server. I have installed apache + mysql + PHP + fast cgi on this server. Everything was working great from last 6 months. I have 500 ...