Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53675
syslogd averaging 60% CPU with load average over 6%
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:23:29 EDT
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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-
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
see attached file.
Created attachment 31796 [details]
screenshot of my top info and dmesg.
Among other things...
- you've run out of file descriptors and memory at least at one point, which is
- how fast are your logs growing? It really could be logging that much...
closed, lack of response.