[ic] server's CPU load

DB DB at M-and-D.com
Wed May 25 08:57:52 EDT 2005

I'm running IC 5.2 under CentOS (REHL4 clone). Machine is a dual Xeon
with 1GB RAM. Now and then I notice the site is slow to respond. During
those periods I see that "uptime" will report a very high load -
sometime seven 15 or more, while a normal load is less than 1. I suspect
that these episodes are caused by a spider - I have just under 380,000
items in the mysql products table.

Last time this happened, I noticed that my free memory was very low - as
in just 1MB. I'm guessing that the server is forced to use the hard
drive to swap to make up for the lack of free memory. I have ordered
another 2GB of RAM.

Does this sound like a reasonable theory? Has anyone had similar
experience or offer other suggestion? Thanks!


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