> >From the MRTG data I can see that suddenly on a currently not very > busy machine the load averege went over 15 or more. This happened > around 10 in the morning. Not many entries in httpd access log, smtp > server was not too much loaded (at that time it generally produces a > load average of about 1).
By any chance, do you run SpamAssassin? I have seen load average bursts with SA. It seems to me that spam sites are bursting spam to attempt to bring down the anti-spam filters. As mentioned by others a "ps" (or I prefer "pstree") list will help solve the issue. --Mark Tinguely _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"