I have Debian lenny with php and mysql, in Vmware 5.1 ESX.
Cpu keeps climbing over time. After about 50 days, cpu usage is 100% by apache and mysql but it is climbing day by day. If I restart these processes, nothing changes. cpu usage rises to the top again. Response time of the web server is also climbing bit by bit day by day.
When I reboot this server, everything becomes normal until a few week pass. I repeated this scenario 3 times.
What is a possible problem? When I searched, I met such a situation which is similar to us, but there is VMware 2.x. VMware Host CPU Usage Climbing