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load average too high from top command

learn_hp_ux
Occasional Visitor

load average too high from top command

I am new to hp ux system, need your expertise to advise me on below problem.

we have a machine rp3410 with hp ux b.11.11. The problem is from top command I got load average between 10 to 30, but the idle is between 80 to 90 %. Application can run but slow and if we open few application simultaneously it will automatically closed the application.

What is actually wrong with this machine ? Is it hardware problem or software ?Really appreaciate all your advice.

Thanks
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Suraj K Sankari
Honored Contributor

Re: load average too high from top command

Hi,

There is so many things may happned,
What are the application is running please check and more over check your /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log if any error is there or not.
which process takes more cup and memory check that also.

Suraj
Jeeshan
Honored Contributor

Re: load average too high from top command

some initial checking should be performed.

1. Check kernel parameters.
2. check OS configuration files
3. Application requirements.
4. Resource(CPU, Memory,swap) utilization.
5. check buffer,no of opened files etc. utilization
a warrior never quits
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: load average too high from top command

>load average between 10 to 30, but the idle is between 80 to 90%.

This may imply that you are creating lots of short lived processes or you block a lot on I/O or swap.
What does "swapinfo -tam" show?
learn_hp_ux
Occasional Visitor

Re: load average too high from top command

Thanks for all your reply, below are the requested info.

swapinfo -tam
Mb Mb Mb PCT START/ Mb
TYPE AVAIL USED FREE USED LIMIT RESERVE PRI NAME
dev 4096 0 4096 0% 0 - 1 /dev/vg00/lvol2
reserve - 792 -792
memory 1525 476 1049 31%
total 5621 1268 4353 23% - 0 -


syslog error,

bootpd[4079]: reading "/etc/dhcpdeny"
bootpd[4079]: error opening "/etc/dhcpdeny": No such file or directory

syslog: ConnectionServer unknown error 1

and for others check, I'm not sure how to check.
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: load average too high from top command

>below are the requested info.

Well, you aren't swapping.
Do you have glance/gpm installed?