Weird Utilization Graph



  • Everything has been working fine for the past 4 months. It's just this graph that I don't understand. Can anyone please tell me what actually happened ? Why the line suddenly dropped ?



  • That line is the number of processes running on your system and I can't think of any reason why it would be that high.  The most likely reasons for the line suddenly dropping are either your system rebooted or you ran out of memory and whatever was causing it crashed.



  • @jasonlitka:

    That line is the number of processes running on your system and I can't think of any reason why it would be that high.  The most likely reasons for the line suddenly dropping are either your system rebooted or you ran out of memory and whatever was causing it crashed.

    Thanks a lot for your information. I will now have to keep an eye on the graph  8)



  • More than likely this is the 'pinger' processes spawned by Squid.  I raised the issue some time ago though I don't know if it has been corrected.  As far as I can tell an additional process is started each time you change an ACL, or possibly any squid setting.



  • @mhab12:

    More than likely this is the 'pinger' processes spawned by Squid.  I raised the issue some time ago though I don't know if it has been corrected.  As far as I can tell an additional process is started each time you change an ACL, or possibly any squid setting.

    That was completely removed in a newer version of the package, so that shouldn't be an issue anymore. Uninstalling and reinstalling squid should prevent that, if it was the cause of the high number of processes (it's almost certainly caused by some other package, if not squid).



  • Squid couldn't be the cause since the package has not been installed on this system yet.


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