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Process inv_conf  is taking high CPU. This is not an Oracle process. It is owned by root.

Any guess what this process is all about, google suggest something related to Tivoli.

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Name            PID  CPU%  PgSp Owner
inv_conf    4141178  38.6   1.2 root
exp         4448306  31.2  21.9 oracle
compress    4251670  18.0   0.8 oracle
oracle      4419632   7.2   8.8 oracle
topas       3748018   0.3  10.6 root
oracle      2613472   0.0  17.0 oracle
getty        524302   0.0   0.4 root
srmAIX      3874900   0.0   0.2 root
tecad_lo     483482   0.0   2.6 root
gil           65568   0.0   0.1 root
java        3899594   0.0  19.9 root
aioserve    2408448   0.0   0.1 root
oracle      2670824   0.0   8.3 oracle
inv_conf     815294   0.0   0.3 root
inv_conf    3821748   0.0   0.3 root
inv_conf    4333620   0.0   0.3 root

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I recommend using "lsof" to find out the full path of the executable, which should provide a clue as to what it is a part of.
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It is tivoli inventory/configuration manager
All the information, including maintenance patches to reduce CPU consumption of inventory collection is available via IBM PassportAdvantage to yout local Tivoli contact.
Some bits here: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/sysmgmt/products/support/IBMTivoliConfigurationManager.html
You can use "smitty lvm" to guarantee resources for production applications while it is running.
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