[nycbug-talk] Odd behavior on FreeBSD 6.3 box

Bruno Scap bruno at loftmail.com
Tue Feb 3 19:33:46 EST 2009

On Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 01:07:01PM -0500, Matt Juszczak wrote:
> > I have a simple webserver/mysql box that usually works fine.  But tonight, I 
> > was seeing load averages in the 80's and 90's, incredibly high I/O wait, and 
> > perl in the top of the processlist using 80-90% of CPU.  Seemed to be 
> > spamassassin related, but I also had a ton of apache processes running.
> As an update, I'm still seeing this.  This time it was this morning, and 
> brought the whole box to a crawl.

It could be running out of swap.

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