Re: Really Strange Problem

From: Amaral, Rui <>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 06:06:51 -0500
Message-ID: <AD1FD82AC6BFBE4C8913E32286D9C70D080E8A3917_at_EX7T2-SV05.TDBFG.COM>

We had this problem on all our redhat servers (with the same symptoms you described and very similar timings too) and it was tied to a cron job that ran to update the local os index db. Disable mlocate and any other package that uses locate in the name. That os job consumes 100% cpu when it runs.
  • Original Message ----- From: Dunbar, Norman (Capgemini) [] Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 03:13 AM To: <> Cc: <> Subject: RE: Really Strange Problem

Morning all,

>> 2:15 is the sort of time humans schedule things for, so I'd
>> double check *all* the schedulers that have access to the
>> system, both local and remote if that applies.

Silly, perhaps, but check the cleaners! It has been known - urban myths notwithstanding - for cleaners too unplug things to plug in the Dyson.

Now, I'm pretty certain that cleaning staff will not have access to a server room, but ...


Norman Dunbar
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