[statscheck] Stats/Server Overload Error Message :(

Posted on 2006-05-15
Last Modified: 2013-12-16

I have a dedicated server with a host running Red Hat Enterprise 3 i686.

Recently, I started getting an error message daily. I will cut and paste the message below:

IMPORTANT: Do not ignore this email.
  This is cPanel stats runner on!
  While processing the log files for user pc3000, the cpu has been
maxed out for more than a 6 hour period.  The current load/uptime line on the server at the time of
this email is
  04:03:47  up 11:04,  0 users,  load average: 2.58, 0.83, 0.28
  You should check the server to see why the load is so high and take
steps to lower the load.  If you want stats to continue to run even with a high load; Edit
/var/cpanel/cpanel.config and change extracpus to a number larger then 0 (run
/usr/local/cpanel/startup afterwards to pickup the changes).

I am not an expert, so I really don't know what to do. The weir thing is, the site still runs blazing fast, but this error message still bothers me.

Any help is appreciated!

Question by:pollywogs
    LVL 14

    Expert Comment

    use "top" and/or "sar" (accounting package needs to be installed) to monitor
    your system's cpu  usage.

    LVL 14

    Expert Comment

    If sar isn't installed you need to install the sysstat rpm.

    LVL 22

    Accepted Solution

    Looks like it is possible that your log files may be growing to a rather massive size?

    tail -f /var/path to logfile and see whats happening, or whats' causing the errors.

    Something may be producing a huge number of errors, or attempting to hack your box, or may already have managed to compromise it?

    ps -aef

    may be useful to check what processes are running on your system, combined with



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