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Description of problem:
System is used to run mrtg stats and constantly increases the load
average. Same machine under slackware linux does not have a problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run the series of Cron jobs to collect mrtg statistics
Actual Results: Load average Increases approx 10 point per 30 minutes
Expected Results: Load Average under slackware Never goes past 3 running
exactly the same cron jobs.
Can log in any time and see what is going on.
This sounds more like a mrtg problem, right?
Changing to correct component...
Read ya, Phil
top shows that the snmpwalk and snmpget command are using most of the
cpu and memory thus
increasing the load.
*** Bug 67438 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
As far as I can see, mrtg-2.10.5 itself never calls the snmpwalk or
snmpget commands, unless you have specified them in the config file as
an external monitoring script.
Please reopen if you still experience this with a recent release
and the load is caused by mrtg.