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bio website mattmcman.us
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I'm a web developer/designer who also happens to manage all of my linux servers. Most of my experience is with ubuntu. I'm currently spending lots of time learning about apache and php optimization.

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comment How to determine what's causing my server's load average to jump to 90
@raffael-luthiger I just updated the gist I posted with a couple hours worth of SAR output gist.github.com/913565#file_sar
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comment How to determine what's causing my server's load average to jump to 90
Thanks for the tips. That script was really helpful. Just as a point of reference, here are my mysql settings: gist.github.com/913565#file_my.cnf
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What leads you to believe it's a memory leak?
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I updated the post with Iostat and vmstat output while the server was making a mess of things. I don't really understand much of what is says though.
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Thanks for the help shakalandy. Here is the output of the primer script: gist.github.com/913565. I am using APC for all high use php stuff.
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comment How to determine what's causing my server's load average to jump to 90
I will check out the SAR command. Thanks for the tip. I used monit on this server for a long time. I turned it off because whenever it would run it basically lock the NIC for the time it was sending it's data. Also, I update the post with the DB sizes. They're pretty small and all drupal and wordpress blogs. I'm not aware of any archiving you can do for those DBs.
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My table_open_cache is set to 256. What do you think would be an appropriate value for that? Also, I run the mysql check command weekly. Should I run it more? Finally, I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to say in the last paragraph.
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