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Date:      Tue, 28 Oct 2003 17:32:27 -0000
From:      Daniela <>
To:        Varshavchick Alexander <>, Freebsd-Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Load Average more than 400
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On Tuesday 28 October 2003 17:05, Varshavchick Alexander wrote:
> Hi gurus,
> can you please hint as what parameters I have monitor to find the cause of
> sudden splashes of load of a FreeBSD 4.6.2-RELEASE server? This box is
> acting as a database/mysql server and periodically goes up to 400 of load
> average values and then gradually returns to a normal 4-5 value. The
> server is a dual Xeon with 4G phisical memory, mysql 4.0.7/linuxthreads.
> During the highest load, the amount of Inact memory remains of about 2G,
> and swap is used only minimally, so this cannot be the case. There are no
> messages in a system log or mysql log.
> Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks is advance

Watch your top (or ps -ax) output. Anything odd there?


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