Ntop using nearly 100% CPU



  • I have run into a problem several times after a few days of uptime, the CPU usage would show as 100%. Since I'm currently testing my pfsense box, I just reboot it and it works nicely again for a few days (between 2 and 5). I found out today how to check the processes CPU usage (top -s1) and I found out that ntop was using nearly 100% CPU.

    PID USERNAME  THR PRI NICE  SIZE    RES STATE    TIME  WCPU COMMAND
    73148 root        1 139  20 61696K 55996K RUN    815:43 93.99% ntop
    67758 root        1  -8    0 42868K 17128K piperd  0:04  0.05% php

    Trying to stop the service doesn't work, the process keeps running. Restarting it doesn't correct the CPU usage either. I have to use a kill -9 to get rid of it.

    Does anybody have the same problem? Is there a solution or do I have to uninstall ntop?



  • That happens with ntop from time to time.  The author claims FreeBSD threading is broken and does not want to fix.



  • Ha ha that's a good one :)

    Ah well, I'll just run ntop when I need it and stop it afterwards.


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