l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2007 Mar 06 12:20

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] System Slow down
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] System Slow down

On Tuesday 06 March 2007 11:16:07 Alex Mandel wrote:
> Richard Crawford wrote:
> > Every now and then my FC3 server gets bogged down with heavy disk usage,
> > to the point where the system is unusable and I have to reboot.  I've
> > tried
> >
> > # tail -f /var/log/messages
> >
> > but nothing comes up when this happens.  Also, nothing unusual crops up
> > when I examine dmesg; the system just bogs down heavily for no obvious
> > reason.
> >
> > I'm not sure what I could be checking for.  I've run chkrootkit, and
> > nothing suspicious showed up there.  My "messages" logs showed nothing
> > unusual, but if the system had been cracked, of course, whoever did it
> > may have been smart enough to cover their tracks that way.
> >
> > Can anyone offer any suggestions or advice?
> When it starts to get boggy what shows up with Top?

Nothing unusual.  That was the first thing I checked for.  Since my wife and I 
primarily use this server for email, and we check our email with SquirrelMail 
or some other client via POP3, I see a number of httpd processes or 
mail-related processes.  I also see some nfs and smb processes.

Richard S. Crawford (http://www.mossroot.com)
"That which does not kill me makes me stranger."
    -Llewellyn, from Ozy & Millie
vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Appahost Applications
For a significant contribution towards our projector, and a generous donation to allow us to continue meeting at the Davis Library.