100-200 load average on an idle system: Help!
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Tue Jan 9 15:58:33 UTC 2007
Steen Eugen Poulsen wrote:
> Thorne Lawler wrote:
>> Tasks: 362 total, 2 running, 360 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
> Thats an insane number of processes.your running around 300 processes
> more than make sense for a fresh machine.
It's a lot - but 300? On my system:
Tasks: 140 total, 1 running, 139 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
That's a fresh Edgy install with fetchmail, masqmail, dovecot,
network-manager, nxserver, & apache added. There may be a few other things
but not a lot. If I start up Tomcat, the process count increases
meteorically. Since he's running a server, one would expect at least as
many - likely more - processes to be required for mail & web.
I have 48 personal processes - I'm logged in via NX, so that takes a few.
The only thing I'm personally running that isn't used is bluetoothd - which
edgy installed automatically.
Of the remaining processes, that aren't default in edgy: NX is running 5,
mail (fetchmail, masqmail, dovecot) are running 7, Apache 7.
I don't see how you could get down to 60 and still have a user on the
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