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Questions tagged [cpu-usage]

The amount of processing units of the CPU used to execute a task and how long it takes.

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Tomcat CPU and GC going crazy [closed]

Having some major issues with our Tomcat 7 installation. It used to run fine for over a year, but now the CPU is mainly at 400% - 700% (8 core machine) and in the logs I see tones of these: 2015-04-...
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php process eating CPU since October

Just noticed that my server CPU is being eaten by php at a regular rate of 50-60%. Worse, this is happening since last October but I can't really remember what I did then to cause. The CPU graph for ...
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CPU Usage statistic in Windows Server 2008 R2 Resource Monitor

I'm trying to analyze the performance of HPC R scripts via Resource Monitor in Windows Server 2008 R2. I have referred to this guide to get more information on the CPU tab of Resource Monitor, but I ...
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VMware Infrastructure Web Access 2-CPU Limit?

I am running VMWare Infrastructure Web Access 2.0. I have several VMs running on 24 core machine. I just looked at the most resource-intensive VM and found it is running using only 2 CPU cores of ...
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System and ntoskrnl.exe taking up all CPU

I have a Windows Server 2012 file server that is hosting .vhdx hard drives for user profiles for Windows Server 2012 RDS. Every few seconds the CPU spikes to 100% on System. Running Process Explorer ...
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How to interpret values of Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch

So there is a lot of guidance on the web that advises tracking the values of the Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch as the nearest Hyper-V equivalent of ...
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Can SQL Server 2008 R2 be used to allocate resources by specific program?

Recently, I have come into a scenario where I have been brought in to help manage a hosted system where we host our own product for our customer. Each customer is given a unique user to a specific ...
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VPS policy states CPU usage limitations

I have found a cheap vps solution to cover my needs. Reading through the policies of the vps service, I found that they state "CPU usage should not exceed 70%". Is there a way to prevent this? I plan ...
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High CPU utilization but low load average

We are running into a strange behavior where we see high CPU utilization but quite low load average. The behavior is best illustrated by the following graphs from our monitoring system. At about 11:...
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Apache2 Serverload / CPU increase from 1% up to 90% - How to debug?

I´m using: Google Cloud Compute Engine Linux Debian + Apache2 Google Cloud SQL Wordpress Yesterday my CPU started increasing from 1-5% to 80-90%. I was developing on a wordpress site as it ...
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Isolating a high-CPU PHP Process

I have a 16 CPU core server that's experiencing consistent load averages of 40-70. After camping on a top command for a number of hours, I've isolated the CPU spikes to a single user. After pressing ...
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How to measure CPU based on a threshold

We are tracking down the resource requirement for our production environment(windows). I need to find out the maximum CPU and memory utilization. I do understand that we can use the wmic command to ...
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Windows Servers on ESXi 100% CPU at year rollover

We have a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 servers running on ESXi servers. At year end rollover 2014 to 2015 the CPUs go to 100% and the machines hang. The solution appears to be a hotfix (...
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htop CPU usage information does not look consistent

Please have a look at htop screenshot below You can see there that current host has two CPU cores (or CPUs). All processes are ordered by CPU usage descending. So how is it possible that with two ...
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Counterintuitive drop in CPU

I am running a memcached service in a linux container pinned to a specific physical core. As expected the CPU increases when the number of requests increase. The requests are sent from a workload ...
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Allow Apache use more memory

I use apache2 behind nginx on 8 core CPU 48GB RAM server. Now my system uses only 3GB of all memory, but there are high load on CPUs. How can I use my free memory instead of CPUs time? I also use ...
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Wordpress High load average 18 and cpu 81% on a dedicated server

my website works fine the day; load average below 3 and cpu below 50%. but at night load average 18 and cpu 81% and the website become very very slow. Photos are showing the active visitors at ...
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High CPU load because high CPU time for sys

I am using MariaDB galera cluster with two nodes + one node for arbiter. My system has 24 core CPU. I am getting stuck with CPU bound. Sometimes, my system consume CPU time to 1000% and CPU load get ...
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XenServer 6.2 VM 100% CPU and 100% memory usage and won't boot

I had this problem today after a power failure. I had 2 vms and one of them won't boot and was using 100% of CPU and 100% of memory. Since it was very dificult to solve (at least for me) I want to ...
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High IO wait when test disk with dd

My server is using two SATA disk Raid 1. I test disk using dd #!/bin/bash i=0 MAX_LOOP=10 while [ $i -lt $MAX_LOOP ] do dd if=/dev/zero of=/data/output bs=1G count=10 ((i++)) done ...
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System not being able to handle soft interrupts but having idle time?

I have a constant 5% and more CPU time spent in handling soft interrupts. Doe to that, the ksoftirqd is running almost constantly, but is using a very small amount of CPU (less than 1%). However, ...
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CentOs CPU usage 100% by sync_supers

I see it in the top -c Then I run strace of this process and see a lot of select(8, [3], NULL, NULL, {0, 0}) = 0 (Timeout) What should I do next? How can I find the reason of this? Any help ...
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How are CPU time and CPU usage the same?

In the Wikipedia page for CPU time, it says The CPU time is measured in clock ticks or seconds. Often, it is useful to measure CPU time as a percentage of the CPU's capacity, which is called ...
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Optimal configuration of “Processor load is too high” trigger in Zabbix

I monitor approx. 10 Linux servers with 4 CPU cores each with Zabbix. I was receiving way to many false alarms from "Processor load is too high" trigger lately. The "Processor load is too high" ...
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Website performance sluggish - High CPU and Disk Usage

Over the past couple of days my website's performance has been very sluggish, with queries taking a lot of time to execute. My CPU usage hit around 100% 4 times this week. Here is the output of top at ...
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PostgreSQL queries slower than before?

I am using PostgreSQL 9.3 server on my production server. Everything had been working fine for the past couple of months. But since the past week or so, PostgreSQL seems to have becomes very slow with ...
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Sudden increase in CPU usage and server response time

Over the past 10 days, I'm suddenly experiencing increased CPU usage on my website with CPU usage reaching 100% three times. During that time I'm unable to SSH to my website so I haven't been able to ...
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High CPU on MySql Fusion-io server

I've just finished reading this old Q&A which had some really good detailed information on a similar setup to ours, though unfortunately our problem (now) is not with replication. MySQL ...
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Find Script start time and uptime in centos

I have a php script (cron job) running on my server which takes up a lot of cpu. I took a look on the code and couldn't find anything wrong. Now I have to check the logs for anomaly and for this I ...
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ps aux hanging on high cpu/IO with java processes

I'm having some issues with java process and nrpe checks. We have some processes that sometimes use 1000% cpu on a 32 core system. The system is pretty responsive until you do a ps aux or try to do ...
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Solaris 10 ZFS ARC Maxed Out and CPU's Overloaded

We've been running ZFS for a couple years now on Solaris 10 on Oracle M5000 Enterprise server with 32 CPU cores and 256GB of memory. We are running a database/application on this server which appears ...
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vCPU performance between 1 or 2 vCPU's

Within virtualisation (Predominantly VMware) is there a performance advantage using either 1 CPU with 4 cores or 2 CPU's with 2 cores? Let's assume the application running on a VM can use two CPU's.
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high load average and cpu usage

I am experiencing high CPU usage here is the stats i got from server, the consumption after every restart in 15 minutes go upto 100%, what could go wrong? I have a site in laravel installed on the ...
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MySQLD is using 175% of the cpu

On one of the servers, I have mysqld running as slave DB. The CPU usage is 175% at the moment used by mysqld. Here are the results of SHOW PROCESSLIST; +----------+-------------+-----------+--------...
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Set different warning thresholds for Nagios on weekends

I'm using Nagios to monitor CPU usage on my servers with the check_load plugin. On weekends we have some batch jobs running and there are hardly any real users anyway, so I'd like to have the warning ...
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Limiting process CPU usage

I have a Debian server (Linode) with 2GB of RAM and 2 CPU cores which I currently use as an email server and web server. I've recently installed Atlassian JIRA and noticed (with htop) that using JIRA ...
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How to understand details of CPU usage

I have a VPS server. At the CPU usage chart I see long periods of 50% CPU usage that are not related to chart of visitors of my site: http://c2n.me/iRJplq. I checked top and most of the time fastcgi ...
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How can I get the CPU usage for a given process out of collectd?

I'm running multiple ubuntu (precise) boxes & I've got collectd pushing data up to a central logstash box, which is then sending it to carbon (graphite). I'm running the processes plugin for ...
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High CPU usage in my digitalocean droplet [closed]

I am experiencing high CPU usage here is the stats i got from server, the consumption after every restart in 15 minutes go upto 100%, what could go wrong? I have a wordpress copy installed on the ...
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Why does Apache split up the CPU for www-data processes out of 100 or 200?

It seems like Apache always splits up the CPU usage for www-data processes out of 100 or 200. Why is this? For example, one www-data process = 100% CPU usage: http://i.imgur.com/mfRuOSm.png Four ...
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Apache high CPU usage but medium overall CPU usage

I am running a website on an Apache server. The server itself is an 8 core server with 35G RAM. I am monitoring the statistics of the apache resource usage and the overall server resource usage. I ...
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IIS App Pool High CPU usage despite no requests

I have recently migrated a set of Windows Server 2008 R2 / IIS 7.5 servers to new servers running Windows Server 2012 / IIS 8. I am experiencing some odd behavior from IIS. We have 2 identical ...
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Exchange 2010 on KVM - CPU usage reporting incorrectly

Good Morning, I have virtualized an exchange server using KVM (proxmox actually). It is Exchange 2010 SP3 running on server 2012 R2. KVM version 1.7.1. I am using the latest (0.1-74) virtio ...
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VPS CPU usage very high [closed]

I just switched my hosting to a VPS. I will admit that server admin is something I am very very new at. Anyhow, I am getting repeated emails about my server load exceeding 100% so i clearly need to ...
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How to Prioritise ssh logins (nice)

Exact duplicate of this question, which has an accepted answer that doesn't solve the problem. How do I set sshd to run with a higher priority, so that even if the system is massively overloaded (e.g....
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Does/can serving larger files (images in this case) necessitate increased CPU load on a linux/apache web server?

We are experiencing quite a high CPU load on our web server right now (I'm just doing some research, I am not actually the website's administrator) One of the most significant changes has been a new ...
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Growing OS cache in RAM causing high system CPU usage

Long question, so please bare with me: I'm having a weird issue with a server that I've never seen before. On a machine with ~30G of RAM with an application that takes ~10G (spread across hundreds of ...
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After Robocopy backup, explorer.exe is using 100% of CPU on critical fileserver

Last night, I did a routine manual backup using Robocopy backing up and entire drive of a critical file server (windows 2008 r2) to a backup server on the same network. This morning (around an hour ...
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Comparing “user time” for same operations on different cpu

In my accounting system i limit using cpu-time by user. But on servers with different cpu's same operation may take different cpu-time. Now i want compare perfomance for my servers to introduce factor ...
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virsh vcpu_period and vcpu_quota

I have been looking into ways to divide my CPU amongst KVM guests other than by just setting vCPU access limits. I understand the concept of cpu_shares which can be set/displayed with virsh schedinfo, ...