My server seems to be a bit slow, so I decided to install munin to see what is happening. One statistic that stands out is that the server is forking 50 times a second, which seems a little excessive ...
I have a piece of software running on a 64 bit Cent 5.8 Final box, kernel 2.6.18. This piece of software using fork and vfork. Recently some failures occurred, and in my logging I can see that fork ...