Cpu100% and holding… (about an hour now)



  • hello yet again!

    so its working fine now (router free network wtih WIFI)

    the packet shapping seems to be acting… well not up to par but thats for antoehr area...

    since my roomate started his torrent program my PF box's CPU went from 3-10 up to 100% and hasn't let up since! (and average ping jumped from 14-27! (very local server)

    im running pf 1.1 and heres the box specs:
    pentium 2 450mhz
    192 ram
    20GB HDD (did a hdd install (no  cd's for me!!))
    2x 10/100's
    linksys wifi card

    while ram is still only at 33% (was 28% when no activity)

    is my CPU too slow for this app?

    (i think i have a P3 550 i can drop in)



  • How much bandwdith do you try to push? How fast is your internetconnection? Sounds like you are reaching the limit of your current box.



  • my conection is only 6mbs down and 384k up

    O_O

    and we havn't started streaming vids over the lan



  • Post the output of the top command.



  • … of the top what?

    and how =-P

    *sorry new to the whole firewall thing =-P



  • In the webgui: diagnostics>command

    run "top" and paste the output that it returns here please.



  • i rebooted and now it's alot lower…

    but here it is any-way

    $ top
    last pid:  4578;  load averages:  0.01,  0.04,  0.03  up 0+00:36:25    01:55:53
    36 processes:  1 running, 35 sleeping

    Mem: 54M Active, 8620K Inact, 19M Wired, 32K Cache, 15M Buf, 98M Free
    Swap: 512M Total, 512M Free

    PID USERNAME  THR PRI NICE  SIZE    RES STATE    TIME  WCPU COMMAND
      380 root        1  -8    0 20716K 18012K piperd  0:06  1.17% php
      640 proxy      1  4    0  8320K  6924K kqread  0:08  0.00% squid
      174 root        1  96    0  1360K  928K select  0:06  0.00% syslogd
      294 root        1  -8    0  1196K  684K piperd  0:02  0.00% logger
      293 root        1 -58    0  3816K  2060K bpf      0:02  0.00% tcpdump
      376 root        1  4    0 21144K 18416K accept  0:01  0.00% php
      805 root        1  -8  20 20764K 17648K piperd  0:01  0.00% php
      859 root        1  8  20  1652K  1136K wait    0:01  0.00% sh
      367 root        1  4    0  3188K  2316K kqread  0:01  0.00% lighttpd
      576 _ntp        1  96    0  1256K  964K select  0:00  0.00% ntpd
      651 proxy      1  -4    0  1656K  708K msgwai  0:00  0.00% diskd-daemon
      638 root        1  8    0  1640K  1128K wait    0:00  0.00% sh
      924 root        1  8  20  1640K  1128K wait    0:00  0.00% sh
      756 nobody      1 116  20  1328K  984K select  0:00  0.00% dnsmasq
      374 root        1  8    0 13080K  4572K wait    0:00  0.00% php
      369 root        1  8    0 13080K  4572K wait    0:00  0.00% php
      43 root        1  8    0  1648K  852K wait    0:00  0.00% sh
      734 _dhcp      1 116  20  1388K  1048K select  0:00  0.00% dhclient



  • We need a top under high load. If it happens again run top again and paste it here.


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