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    System reseources on a brand new box

    Hey all, I just got a new box from, and i'm a bit concerned about the system load. Its a P4 3.0ghz W/HT, 1gb ram, and 1mb cache, and has NOTHIN on the box, its brand new!

    When you click on CPU/Memory/MySQL Usage in the root WHM, the top process is showing as>>

    /usr/bin/perl -w /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg
    and is using %CPU 99.9.

    It has been like this since I got the box a few hours ago, and I asked the techs and they say its normal, but I have never seen that before. They said the average Server Load is about 1.30, but that doesnt sound right either.

    What is /usr/bin/perl -w /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg and what can I do to either easy the load a bit, or get rid of it all together?

  2. #2
    its the MRTG traffic graph generating thing, and it shouldnt be running all the time, it should parse stuff every few minutes afaik. Equally laods of 1.3 on a brand new unused box are utter bollocks, I've had boxes running several full gameservers only have >0.05 load.

    I think beachcomber techs arent that clued up, either way such a high load should not be present (as mrtg should run constantly eating up CPU).

  3. #3
    Well, I rebooted it, and the system load went down alot, but its climbing back up again. But, right not I am transfering accounts from my old box to this one. Right now it is reading at Server Load 0.73 (2 cpus)
    Memory Used 21.2 %

    But it still reads in CPU/Memory/MySQL Usage>>
    root %124.12 %18.19 2.0

    Top Process %CPU 99.9 /usr/bin/perl -w /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg

    Top Process %CPU 99.8 gzip -d

    %CPU 94.0 /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/bin/whostmgr park (which I guess is normal because of the account transfer)

    How do I disable or uninstall that MRTG traffic graph ?
    I am FAR from being a server tech, is it some thing I can do, or should I get a pro to do it?

  4. #4
    Why not ask the techs at beachcomber to do it/fix it, it was them that setup the server, so it falls as something that they should sort out (thats what they are paid for).

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