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bio website codeka.com/blogs
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I've been working in software development for around 10 years. I am planning to start my own consulting business in the near future and looking to build up a portfolio...

This is my blog


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comment Very high load, apparently caused by pdflush
I'm not sure, but the two processes that were shown doing ~5MB/s of I/O in my screengrab above were definitely doing a lot of I/O.
Aug
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accepted Very high load, apparently caused by pdflush
Aug
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comment Very high load, apparently caused by pdflush
Thanks all for the input, but @MarkWagner's suggestion was the one. In the end it was a request for an image thumbnail that was 300000x200000 pixels which was causing ImageMagick to go nuts. I don't know if it was some smart alec trying to DOS us or just a weird link somewhere, but anyway I fixed the code to limit the size of thumbnails we generate :) Mark if you want the rep, you can convert your comment to an answer and I'll mark it as correct.
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comment Very high load, apparently caused by pdflush
@MarkWagner Thanks for the hint, good spotting! I've updated the question with what I've discovered so far, but I think you've given me enough of a hint to continue the investigation :)
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revised Very high load, apparently caused by pdflush
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asked Very high load, apparently caused by pdflush
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Student
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awarded  Scholar
Feb
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comment Installed php-mcrypt but it doesn't show up in phpinfo()
Yes! This was it! The server is one I inherited and it looks like whoever was administering it before me must've upgraded PHP and forgot mcrypt or something... thanks!
Feb
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accepted Installed php-mcrypt but it doesn't show up in phpinfo()
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asked Installed php-mcrypt but it doesn't show up in phpinfo()
Oct
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answered How to get **all** IP addresses of a domain?
Aug
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comment Microsoft SQL Server 2005 shrinking log file Consequences?
@LordSauron: If you had a hard drive crash and lost the database, you would need to restore from the most recent backup. The log files can then be used to replay transactions to get you back up-to-date.
Jul
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answered Two Websites, two directories, two domains, one IP
Jun
24
comment how is it possible that a hacker could have inserted a piece of javascript code at the bottom of several of my pages
It's hard to know without being able to see the page(s) in question...
Jun
24
comment How can I point my domain name to my Amazon EC2 Elastic IP address?
This is a question for serverfault.com. The basic idea is that you set up a CNAME or A record in DNS to point to your amazon instance.