100% CPU long-running children
Ralf.Hildebrandt at charite.de
Mon Jun 8 10:50:31 CEST 2015
* E.B. <emailbuilder88 at yahoo.com>:
> No response??
> > I recently found two amavis child processes on one of our mail servers
> > using 100% of one CPU and running for a very long time. Some questions:
> > 1. Why would this happen?
> > 2. Isn't there a safeguard against this?
Usually amavisd-nanny would recognize those and kill them
> > 3. What's best way to handle this situation?
> > 4. How to best monitor this in the future?
> > 4a. General (non-amavis-specific) server monitor (nagios?) would probably
> > have helped identify this earlier. Suggestions for that are invited
> > I left the processes running for now in case there is anything I can do
> > with them to get useful information about them. In ps, they look like
> > this:
> > 2792 ? R 70151:33 amavisd (ch12-02792-12)
> > 11348 ? R 14120:41 amavisd (ch20-11348-20)
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