From: Stephane Dudzinski (stephane at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Wed 09 May 2001 - 11:00:37 IST
Do the ps/top freeze as root as well ?
On 09 May 2001 10:58:56 +0100, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> Hi all,
> need a little help with this if anyone knows. We have a machine
> running Debian 2.2, kernel 2.4.2, dual cpu PIII. It's used for both
> computation and general surfing/email etc.
> We have two long running computations running on it, which have a
> few weeks left and cannot be stopped, so a reboot is out. It would appera
> that Netscape crahseed on one of the users and left a corrupted or
> unreadable /proc entry. As a result, ps and top both freeze. Whenever
> the directory in /proc is read, the process reading it seems to freeze.
> As a result we now have a load avg of 40:
> gavin at domain buggeredmachine:/home/gavin$ uptime
> 10:54am up 50 days, 9:07, 17 users, load average: 41.09, 41.22, 41.24
> All else, seems to be fine, but we'd like to correct this without
> a reboot. Do you think the cpu is wasting much time on the corrupted
> processes. Do you think the computation (nice 19) is still using most of
> the cpu or not (it normally would use 80%)? Can anyone see what has
> caused this, and in particular, does anyone have a solution. Does it seem
> likely that netscape could do this?
> Thanks in advance, mail me back if you want any more info. Please
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