In UNIX family Operating Systems, the load average represents the average system load over a period of time.

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System load average is extremely high

I own a website which is running on a VPS since last week. From monday until saturday, everything is going smoothly. The website has around 4.500 unique visitors a day, and the load average and ...
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Lots of connections to loopback, could be slowing us down

I'm trying to debug a sudden increase in our load average. I looked at this page to see if we were being DDoS'ed but the standout IP address was the loopback address: $ netstat -ntu | awk '{print ...
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Very high load during pvmove in domU

I had a pretty bad time this evening. I had to move LVM2 LVs from one PV to another (source PV backed by NFS stored vdisk, target PV backed by an iscsi LUN). Moving small LVs of ths VG (few gigabits) ...
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Unknown modprobe causing high load average

For about the last 6 months, and for about a year before that (with a 6 month hiatus), one of my servers has had a consistently high load average: 13:37:34 up 192 days, 5:44, 2 users, load ...
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solr is killing my server by taking a lot of resources

I have Ubuntu 9.10 server with 12G Ram/Quad Core/HD 80GB RAID. and i have installed solr lucidworks-enterprise-installer-1.7 on it to index a small database (about 20k articles). once our editors ...
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Random server load spikes, number of tasks doubles, CPU/Memory consistent

We run a vBulletin forum with 6,000 visitors per day on an SSD VPS with 5GB RAM and 24 CPU Cores. On a typical day we see 30-50 concurrent users at any given moment. On busy mornings, it'll go up to ...
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High load average, low CPU and IO (Centos 5.7)

A Drupal 7 site with CiviCRM, after running smoothly for a year on a 1&1 VPS suddenly became unresponsive. Now pages eventually load, but can take more than a minute. Looking at resource use in ...
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apache cpu and memory usage in code 302 403 404 500

I have a site, E5 2620v2 vCPUs + 16GB RAM, normally my load average near 0.6-1.2, only few times it will more than 2.0 during one day. But one day, I found somebody crawl my site's content make a ...
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Load average metric for RDS in Cloudwatch

Has anyone succeeded in getting load average data for an RDS instance into Cloudwatch? If so, how did you do it?
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Load average of a server

Can some one suggest me how we can predict the healthy or dangerous(Reached max value) Load average . Is the rule to distinguish is same for all the server or we have to consider the RAM and processor ...
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LAMP: too many connections from localhost

I'm running a ISPConfig LAMP server with Apache2 and php5-fpm. I keep wondering, why do I get to see up to 300 connection from 127.0.0.1? I just don't get it. I find out those connections by ...