Syslogd using 80% of the CPU



  • Hi,

    I just setup a nice pfSense router here at work for our 2 dsl lines. Everything is working like a charm and the internet is even faster then it was before.

    There is one problem though and that is syslogd, its eating up around 80% - 90% of my CPU.
    I did a search and found this tread http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,4094.0.html
    I did click on the "Simply click save in the system logging settings tab" that was mentioned but that didn't help at all. Sometimes its so bad that I can't even login useing the gui or ssh.

    I'm running pfSense-1.2-RC3-Embedded on a FX5620.

    Right now I can't give you more info because I can't even ssh into the box.

    Does any one have any idea what I can do to fix this problem
    Thanks
    hamba



  • This looks like it fixed it self after a reboot
    ;D

    I'll keep an eye out for if it will return



  • I had the same problem and I killed the syslog and then restarted it in the shell.

    It as running around 95% CPU for almost a day.

    Marcel



  • I just ran into this same problem… Not sure what's going on. I'm using an Alix board w/ the latest bios and RC4 embedded - Been running great until i noticed this. Crazy thing is it is still really responsive...

    last pid: 36905;  load averages:  2.20,  2.19,  1.78                                         up 8+23:01:14  22:48:51
    38 processes:  2 running, 34 sleeping, 2 zombie
    CPU states:  8.1% user,  0.4% nice, 91.5% system,  0.0% interrupt,  0.0% idle
    Mem: 42M Active, 10M Inact, 17M Wired, 40K Cache, 17M Buf, 173M Free
    Swap: 
    
      PID USERNAME  THR PRI NICE   SIZE    RES STATE    TIME   WCPU COMMAND
    10032 root        1 132    0  1440K   584K RUN     26:57 95.31% syslogd
     1809 root        1   4    0 15728K 11132K accept   0:08  0.05% php
      406 root        1  96    0  2304K  1856K select   2:53  0.00% openvpn
      739 root        1   8  -88  1408K   356K nanslp   1:45  0.00% watchdogd
      699 root        1  96    0  5980K  5144K select   0:41  0.00% bsnmpd
      551 root        1   4    0  3400K  1532K kqread   0:33  0.00% lighttpd
     7582 root        1 -58    0  3848K  1316K bpf      0:10  0.00% tcpdump
     7778 _ntp        1  96    0  1340K   640K select   0:06  0.00% ntpd
      753 root        1   8    0  1384K   540K nanslp   0:05  0.00% cron
      606 root        1   4    0 23340K 19088K accept   0:04  0.00% php
     7583 root        1  -8    0  1276K   416K piperd   0:03  0.00% logger
    11520 proxy       1   4   20   704K   244K kqread   0:02  0.00% pftpx
    10455 proxy       1   4   20   704K   244K kqread   0:02  0.00% pftpx
     7723 nobody      1  96    0  1472K   700K select   0:02  0.00% dnsmasq
      794 root        1   8    0  1268K   364K nanslp   0:01  0.00% minicron
    33466 root        1   8   20  1272K   700K nanslp   0:01  0.00% check_reload_status
     7779 root        1  96    0  1376K   596K select   0:01  0.00% ntpd
      331 _dhcp       1  96    0  1468K   560K select   0:00  0.00% dhclient
    36478 root        1 116   20  5744K  2772K select   0:00  0.00% sshd
    36851 root        1  96    0  2356K  1576K RUN      0:00  0.00% top
      572 root        1   8    0 14924K   864K wait     0:00  0.00% php
      569 root        1   8    0 14924K   864K wait     0:00  0.00% php
      553 root        1   8    0 14924K   864K wait     0:00  0.00% php
    36493 root        1   8    0  1712K  1324K wait     0:00  0.00% login
    36622 root        1  20    0  3620K  2612K pause    0:00  0.00% tcsh
    10252 root        1  -8    0  1268K   280K piperd   0:00  0.00% sshlockout_pf
    36528 root        1   8    0  1720K  1196K wait     0:00  0.00% sh
      265 root        1  96    0  1468K   272K select   0:00  0.00% dhclient
    36529 root        1   8    0  1728K  1204K wait     0:00  0.00% sh
    36495 root        1   5    0  1724K  1200K ttyin    0:00  0.00% sh
    36494 root        1   8    0  1720K  1196K wait     0:00  0.00% sh
    35757 dhcpd       1  96    0  2188K  1812K select   0:00  0.00% dhcpd
    36367 root        1 116   20  3064K  2496K select   0:00  0.00% sshd
      127 root        1  96    0   504K   112K select   0:00  0.00% devd
    33453 root        1  -8    0  1400K   956K piperd   0:00  0.00% cron
      605 root        1   4    0 14924K   864K accept   0:00  0.00% php
    
    

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