Bug 53675 - syslogd averaging 60% CPU with load average over 6%
syslogd averaging 60% CPU with load average over 6%
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-09-14 14:40 EDT by Kevin Cheramie
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-02 11:38:26 EDT
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screenshot of my top info and dmesg. (12.42 KB, text/plain)
2001-09-14 14:42 EDT, Kevin Cheramie
no flags Details

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Description Kevin Cheramie 2001-09-14 14:40:34 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)

Description of problem:
Syslogd averages between %50 and %60 CPU with load averages above 6.0 on 
my Dell PowerEdge 2500 w/ 1GHZ processor and 1Gig RAM.  POP3 mail seems to 
be very slow also, but I don't know if these are related. I have not made 
any changes to the default /etc/syslog.conf file. I am running sysklogd-
1.4.1-4.i386.rpm rawhide.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.enter 'top' at the command prompt.
3.Freak out because syslogd is eating so much CPU.

Actual Results:  I called Red Hat Tech Support and they had me install a 
new syslogd from the following rpm:

Expected Results:  CPU usage drop to around %1 or %2.

Additional info:

see attached file.
Comment 1 Kevin Cheramie 2001-09-14 14:42:05 EDT
Created attachment 31796 [details]
screenshot of my top info and dmesg.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-10-02 11:38:22 EDT
Among other things...

- you've run out of file descriptors and memory at least at one point, which is
not good
- how fast are your logs growing? It really could be logging that much...
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-24 23:27:36 EST
closed, lack of response.

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