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

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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I'm posting this here, because what I've found about the topic is either outdated, incomplete or not suitable for various reasons.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 ...
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Get real time CPU usage of linux process with single line command and as a simple result

I've searched everywhere and found nothing about this. I'm trying to create a small gauge that shows the CPU usage of one process specified by PID. I need the command to print a simple answer , hence ...
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Two identical servers, one of them have 2x CPU load

Http requests are splitted 50/50 between two servers. Servers are running FreeBSD 9.2, their hardware, software & application configurations are absolutely identical. But one of servers is getting ...
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Tomcat CPU and GC going crazy [closed]

Having some major issues with our Tomcat 7 installation. It used to run fine for over a year, but now the CPU is mainly at 400% - 700% (8 core machine) and in the logs I see tones of these: ...
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php process eating CPU since October

Just noticed that my server CPU is being eaten by php at a regular rate of 50-60%. Worse, this is happening since last October but I can't really remember what I did then to cause. The CPU graph for ...
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PerfMon: Processor Queue Length - Random high spikes

I'm investigating alleged high CPU usage on one of our client's servers. After about 1 business day of "normal" activity, PerfMon is reporting the following values for Processor Queue Length, and I'm ...
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CPU Usage statistic in Windows Server 2008 R2 Resource Monitor

I'm trying to analyze the performance of HPC R scripts via Resource Monitor in Windows Server 2008 R2. I have referred to this guide to get more information on the CPU tab of Resource Monitor, but I ...
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VMware Infrastructure Web Access 2-CPU Limit?

I am running VMWare Infrastructure Web Access 2.0. I have several VMs running on 24 core machine. I just looked at the most resource-intensive VM and found it is running using only 2 CPU cores of ...
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System and ntoskrnl.exe taking up all CPU

I have a Windows Server 2012 file server that is hosting .vhdx hard drives for user profiles for Windows Server 2012 RDS. Every few seconds the CPU spikes to 100% on System. Running Process Explorer ...
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How to interpret values of Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch

So there is a lot of guidance on the web that advises tracking the values of the Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch as the nearest Hyper-V equivalent of ...
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Can SQL Server 2008 R2 be used to allocate resources by specific program?

Recently, I have come into a scenario where I have been brought in to help manage a hosted system where we host our own product for our customer. Each customer is given a unique user to a specific ...
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VPS policy states CPU usage limitations

I have found a cheap vps solution to cover my needs. Reading through the policies of the vps service, I found that they state "CPU usage should not exceed 70%". Is there a way to prevent this? I plan ...
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High CPU utilization but low load average

We are running into a strange behavior where we see high CPU utilization but quite low load average. The behavior is best illustrated by the following graphs from our monitoring system. At about ...
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Apache2 Serverload / CPU increase from 1% up to 90% - How to debug?

I´m using: Google Cloud Compute Engine Linux Debian + Apache2 Google Cloud SQL Wordpress Yesterday my CPU started increasing from 1-5% to 80-90%. I was developing on a wordpress site as it ...
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Isolating a high-CPU PHP Process

I have a 16 CPU core server that's experiencing consistent load averages of 40-70. After camping on a top command for a number of hours, I've isolated the CPU spikes to a single user. After pressing ...
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How to measure CPU based on a threshold

We are tracking down the resource requirement for our production environment(windows). I need to find out the maximum CPU and memory utilization. I do understand that we can use the wmic command to ...
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Windows Servers on ESXi 100% CPU at year rollover

We have a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 servers running on ESXi servers. At year end rollover 2014 to 2015 the CPUs go to 100% and the machines hang. The solution appears to be a hotfix ...
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htop CPU usage information does not look consistent

Please have a look at htop screenshot below You can see there that current host has two CPU cores (or CPUs). All processes are ordered by CPU usage descending. So how is it possible that with ...
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Counterintuitive drop in CPU

I am running a memcached service in a linux container pinned to a specific physical core. As expected the CPU increases when the number of requests increase. The requests are sent from a workload ...
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Allow Apache use more memory

I use apache2 behind nginx on 8 core CPU 48GB RAM server. Now my system uses only 3GB of all memory, but there are high load on CPUs. How can I use my free memory instead of CPUs time? I also use ...
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Wordpress High load average 18 and cpu 81% on a dedicated server

my website works fine the day; load average below 3 and cpu below 50%. but at night load average 18 and cpu 81% and the website become very very slow. Photos are showing the active visitors at ...
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High CPU load because high CPU time for sys

I am using MariaDB galera cluster with two nodes + one node for arbiter. My system has 24 core CPU. I am getting stuck with CPU bound. Sometimes, my system consume CPU time to 1000% and CPU load get ...
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XenServer 6.2 VM 100% CPU and 100% memory usage and won't boot

I had this problem today after a power failure. I had 2 vms and one of them won't boot and was using 100% of CPU and 100% of memory. Since it was very dificult to solve (at least for me) I want to ...
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High IO wait when test disk with dd

My server is using two SATA disk Raid 1. I test disk using dd #!/bin/bash i=0 MAX_LOOP=10 while [ $i -lt $MAX_LOOP ] do dd if=/dev/zero of=/data/output bs=1G count=10 ((i++)) done ...
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System not being able to handle soft interrupts but having idle time?

I have a constant 5% and more CPU time spent in handling soft interrupts. Doe to that, the ksoftirqd is running almost constantly, but is using a very small amount of CPU (less than 1%). However, ...
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CentOs CPU usage 100% by sync_supers

I see it in the top -c Then I run strace of this process and see a lot of select(8, [3], NULL, NULL, {0, 0}) = 0 (Timeout) What should I do next? How can I find the reason of this? Any help ...
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How are CPU time and CPU usage the same?

In the Wikipedia page for CPU time, it says The CPU time is measured in clock ticks or seconds. Often, it is useful to measure CPU time as a percentage of the CPU's capacity, which is called ...
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How to reset CPU counters? [duplicate]

I have a Linux server (Debian 2.6.32-46-amd64) which has been online for 117 days. The server is basically an Apache + MySQL, and MySQL was usually at 100~200% CPU usage (using top) being the server ...
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Optimal configuration of “Processor load is too high” trigger in Zabbix

I monitor approx. 10 Linux servers with 4 CPU cores each with Zabbix. I was receiving way to many false alarms from "Processor load is too high" trigger lately. The "Processor load is too high" ...
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Website performance sluggish - High CPU and Disk Usage

Over the past couple of days my website's performance has been very sluggish, with queries taking a lot of time to execute. My CPU usage hit around 100% 4 times this week. Here is the output of top at ...
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PostgreSQL queries slower than before?

I am using PostgreSQL 9.3 server on my production server. Everything had been working fine for the past couple of months. But since the past week or so, PostgreSQL seems to have becomes very slow with ...