Hard Disk always working and CPU load never under 50%



  • Hi  :)

    My pfsense is built from a AMD K7 Elitegroup Mobo and there is a AMD Duron 800MHz working on it. 2x 3com Server Network-Cards and one Netgear Atheros Chipset WiFi PCI as Accesspoint.
    The Hard Disk is an older 10GB IDE ATA 66 or something… This Setup worked always fine, not sure if the following occoured with Beta3:

    Something is getting the pfsense very busy... i'm not sure what it is, but it was never like this (same hardware setup) that the IDE LED was always shining and the Hard Disk really working hard
    on something... The CPU load was normally always between 3 and 5 % load..., now it's always around 50% or even higher - im not running special services/ packages on it! Well over all the
    system is responsive, and i have no problems with the internet access, but i think there is something not ok anyway...

    Here my system log, perhapps there indicates something on a problem - these coredumps from kernel looks a littel suspective to me, does that really have to be the way that there has to be
    coredumped info so often?

    Jul 20 10:54:29 kernel: pid 1284 (php), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 10:25:32 kernel: pid 10451 (netstat), uid 0: exited on signal 11
    Jul 20 10:20:05 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.162#53
    Jul 20 10:20:05 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.61#53
    Jul 20 10:20:05 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.158#53
    Jul 20 10:20:05 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.60#53
    Jul 20 10:20:05 dnsmasq[827]: reading /etc/resolv.conf
    Jul 20 10:17:39 php: : Informational: services_dyndns_configure() is starting.
    Jul 20 10:17:28 php: : Creating rrd graph index
    Jul 20 10:17:28 php: : Creating rrd update script
    Jul 20 10:17:28 php: : Informational: DHClient spawned /etc/rc.newwanip and the new ip is - 217.162.153.34.
    Jul 20 10:17:25 dhclient[269]: bound to 217.162.153.34 – renewal in 2700 seconds.
    Jul 20 10:17:24 dhclient[269]: DHCPACK from 62.2.28.121
    Jul 20 10:17:24 dhclient[269]: DHCPREQUEST on xl0 to 62.2.28.121 port 67
    Jul 20 09:54:55 kernel: pid 73213 (php), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 09:54:54 dhclient[269]: bound to 217.162.153.34 – renewal in 1350 seconds.
    Jul 20 09:54:54 dhclient[269]: DHCPACK from 62.2.28.121
    Jul 20 09:54:54 dhclient[269]: DHCPREQUEST on xl0 to 62.2.28.121 port 67
    Jul 20 09:49:43 kernel: pid 49947 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 6 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 09:31:08 kernel: pid 66353 (netstat), uid 0: exited on signal 11
    Jul 20 09:24:28 kernel: pid 36452 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 09:20:05 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.162#53
    Jul 20 09:20:05 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.61#53
    Jul 20 09:20:05 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.158#53
    Jul 20 09:20:05 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.60#53
    Jul 20 09:20:05 dnsmasq[827]: reading /etc/resolv.conf
    Jul 20 09:10:08 php: : Informational: services_dyndns_configure() is starting.
    Jul 20 09:09:57 php: : Creating rrd graph index
    Jul 20 09:09:57 php: : Creating rrd update script
    Jul 20 09:09:57 php: : Informational: DHClient spawned /etc/rc.newwanip and the new ip is - 217.162.153.34.
    Jul 20 09:09:54 dhclient[269]: bound to 217.162.153.34 – renewal in 2700 seconds.
    Jul 20 09:09:54 dhclient[269]: DHCPACK from 62.2.28.121
    Jul 20 09:09:54 dhclient[269]: DHCPREQUEST on xl0 to 62.2.28.121 port 67
    Jul 20 09:09:27 kernel: pid 69402 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 08:57:50 kernel: pid 17331 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 08:50:36 kernel: pid 84748 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 08:49:53 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.162#53
    Jul 20 08:49:53 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.61#53
    Jul 20 08:49:53 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.158#53
    Jul 20 08:49:53 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.60#53
    Jul 20 08:49:53 dnsmasq[827]: reading /etc/resolv.conf
    Jul 20 08:48:15 kernel: pid 74246 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 08:47:38 php: : Informational: services_dyndns_configure() is starting.
    Jul 20 08:47:28 php: : Creating rrd graph index
    Jul 20 08:47:28 php: : Creating rrd update script
    Jul 20 08:47:28 php: : Informational: DHClient spawned /etc/rc.newwanip and the new ip is - 217.162.153.34.
    Jul 20 08:47:25 dhclient[269]: bound to 217.162.153.34 – renewal in 1350 seconds.
    Jul 20 08:47:24 dhclient[269]: DHCPACK from 62.2.28.121
    Jul 20 08:47:24 dhclient[269]: DHCPREQUEST on xl0 to 62.2.28.121 port 67
    Jul 20 08:43:49 kernel: pid 54952 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 08:20:04 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.162#53
    Jul 20 08:20:04 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.61#53
    Jul 20 08:20:04 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.158#53
    Jul 20 08:20:04 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.60#53
    Jul 20 08:20:04 dnsmasq[827]: reading /etc/resolv.conf
    Jul 20 08:18:12 kernel: pid 39749 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 08:02:38 php: : Informational: services_dyndns_configure() is starting.
    Jul 20 08:02:29 kernel: pid 69514 (grep), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 08:02:27 php: : Creating rrd graph index
    Jul 20 08:02:27 php: : Creating rrd update script
    Jul 20 08:02:27 php: : Informational: DHClient spawned /etc/rc.newwanip and the new ip is - 217.162.153.34.
    Jul 20 08:02:24 dhclient[269]: bound to 217.162.153.34 – renewal in 2700 seconds.
    Jul 20 08:02:24 dhclient[269]: DHCPACK from 62.2.28.121
    Jul 20 08:02:24 dhclient[269]: DHCPREQUEST on xl0 to 62.2.28.121 port 67
    Jul 20 07:38:38 kernel: pid 62444 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 07:20:02 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.162#53
    Jul 20 07:20:02 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.61#53
    Jul 20 07:20:02 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.158#53
    Jul 20 07:20:02 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.60#53
    Jul 20 07:20:02 dnsmasq[827]: reading /etc/resolv.conf
    Jul 20 07:19:21 kernel: pid 75775 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 07:17:38 php: : Informational: services_dyndns_configure() is starting.
    Jul 20 07:17:27 php: : Creating rrd graph index
    Jul 20 07:17:27 php: : Creating rrd update script
    Jul 20 07:17:27 php: : Informational: DHClient spawned /etc/rc.newwanip and the new ip is - 217.162.153.34.
    Jul 20 07:17:24 dhclient[269]: bound to 217.162.153.34 – renewal in 2700 seconds.
    Jul 20 07:17:24 dhclient[269]: DHCPACK from 62.2.28.121
    Jul 20 07:17:24 dhclient[269]: DHCPREQUEST on xl0 to 62.2.28.121 port 67
    Jul 20 06:59:14 kernel: pid 88427 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 06:49:52 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.162#53
    Jul 20 06:49:52 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.61#53
    Jul 20 06:49:52 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.158#53
    Jul 20 06:49:52 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.60#53
    Jul 20 06:49:52 dnsmasq[827]: reading /etc/resolv.conf
    Jul 20 06:41:33 kernel: pid 8995 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 06:32:38 php: : Informational: services_dyndns_configure() is starting.
    Jul 20 06:32:27 php: : Creating rrd graph index
    Jul 20 06:32:27 php: : Creating rrd update script
    Jul 20 06:32:27 php: : Informational: DHClient spawned /etc/rc.newwanip and the new ip is - 217.162.153.34.
    Jul 20 06:32:24 dhclient[269]: bound to 217.162.153.34 – renewal in 2700 seconds.
    Jul 20 06:32:24 dhclient[269]: DHCPACK from 62.2.28.121
    Jul 20 06:32:23 dhclient[269]: DHCPREQUEST on xl0 to 62.2.28.121 port 67
    Jul 20 06:27:22 kernel: pid 45677 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 05:50:01 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.162#53
    Jul 20 05:50:01 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.61#53
    Jul 20 05:50:01 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.158#53
    Jul 20 05:50:01 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.60#53
    Jul 20 05:50:01 dnsmasq[827]: reading /etc/resolv.conf
    Jul 20 05:47:45 php: : Informational: services_dyndns_configure() is starting.
    Jul 20 05:47:34 php: : Creating rrd graph index
    Jul 20 05:47:34 php: : Creating rrd update script
    Jul 20 05:47:34 php: : Informational: DHClient spawned /etc/rc.newwanip and the new ip is - 217.162.153.34.
    Jul 20 05:47:30 kernel: pid 66637 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 05:47:25 dhclient[269]: bound to 217.162.153.34 – renewal in 2700 seconds.
    Jul 20 05:47:23 dhclient[269]: DHCPACK from 62.2.28.121
    Jul 20 05:47:23 dhclient[269]: DHCPREQUEST on xl0 to 62.2.28.121 port 67
    Jul 20 05:40:18 kernel: pid 36855 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 05:02:54 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.162#53
    Jul 20 05:02:54 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.61#53
    Jul 20 05:02:54 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.158#53
    Jul 20 05:02:54 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.60#53
    Jul 20 05:02:54 dnsmasq[827]: reading /etc/resolv.conf
    Jul 20 05:02:37 php: : Informational: services_dyndns_configure() is starting.
    Jul 20 05:02:26 php: : Creating rrd graph index
    Jul 20 05:02:26 php: : Creating rrd update script
    Jul 20 05:02:26 php: : Informational: DHClient spawned /etc/rc.newwanip and the new ip is - 217.162.153.34.
    Jul 20 05:02:23 dhclient[269]: bound to 217.162.153.34 – renewal in 2700 seconds.
    Jul 20 05:02:23 dhclient[269]: DHCPACK from 62.2.28.121
    Jul 20 05:02:23 dhclient[269]: DHCPREQUEST on xl0 to 62.2.28.121 port 67
    Jul 20 04:43:02 kernel: pid 79284 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 04:38:02 kernel: pid 56862 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 04:35:31 kernel: pid 48175 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 04:30:22 kernel: pid 24965 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
    Jul 20 04:20:00 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.162#53
    Jul 20 04:20:00 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.61#53
    Jul 20 04:20:00 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.24.158#53
    Jul 20 04:20:00 dnsmasq[827]: using nameserver 62.2.17.60#53
    Jul 20 04:20:00 dnsmasq[827]: reading /etc/resolv.conf
    Jul 20 04:17:38 php: : Informational: services_dyndns_configure() is starting.
    nse php: : rrd graph index

    cheers Barcode



  • run from a shell:

    cvs_sync.sh releng_1 && shutdown -r now



  • Hi Scott
    executed this via Putty on the pf. will observe it now! Thanks for the quick reply!
    cheers



  • hm… nothing changed so far, will try to set it up from new... found a better HD and will give it a try (could be a hardware issue) thanks so far!



  • well, was really a hardware thing… replaced the disk, now it's ok - installed Beta4 - will monitor...



  • Why did you install beta4 and not the most recent version???



  • because i thougt was the most recent… obvious it isn't then - what is the latest and recommended?



  • There will soon appear a new build at www.pfsense.com/~sullrich . You have to monitor this directory for snapshots in between versions. The most recent official build is RC1 which can be found at the mirrors.



  • ok, will set up again with the RC1 embedded - today morning it was again steady at 100% cpu load…



  • well, now it's ok with the RC1…


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