High load after upgrading from 5.2-RC2 to 5.2-Release

High load after upgrading from 5.2-RC2 to 5.2-Release

Post by psychoma » Wed, 28 Jan 2004 18:30:39


Hey there,

I've upgraded from FreeBSD 5.2-RC2 to 5.2-Release last Friday and I'm
having a very strange problem since. I've noticed that all of a sudden
all the services my FreeBSD Box is offering were very slow, so I had a
look at it and discovered that the avg. load on my Server was about
2-3.
After meandering around for quite some time I've discovered that some
weird process is eating up more than 50% of my CPU, here is an output
from top (top -s1 -I -S):

27 root -48 -167 0K 12K WAIT 27:42 59.08% 59.08% swi8: tty:sio clock

The 59.08% is the CPU load. Now does anybody know what eaxctly this
swi8: tty:sio clock is for? I've found any useful information. Btw:
also after rebuilding with RELENG_5_2 the problem didn't disappear,
however if I reboot into single user mode the problem seems to
disappear (load avg 0.xxx). Under [1] you can find a graph with the
current load. Thank you very much for any tips or hints!

[1] https://drsweety.homeip.net/admin/?site=hotsanic/system/load.php

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