> We've got a server that occassionally becomes temporarily useless > because the load average shoots up to around 150.0 or so, and then slowly > winds down over a 2 minute period. I cannot seem to find the process which > is putting so much load on the machine. I've tried running top with the q > switch, as well as the "I" switch, and when top opens, I can't see > anything consuming large amounts of CPU power or consuming much memory, > but the load average will be incredibly high. There isn't anything unusual > in /var/log/messages to indicate anything which might be causing the load > average to go shooting through the ceiling.
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