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Re: processor load problem
Andreas Dieberger writes:
> Our sysop told me that my MOO frequently takes up to 90% of the processor
> time of our server (which is a quite fast machine).
> And here is the info I got from out sysop:
> > PID USERNAME PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME WCPU CPU COMMAND
> > 802 root -25 0 6716K 596K cpu 1159:12 94.71% 93.88% mpl-moo
> >As you can tell mpl-moo is taking 90% and up all the time and I'm not sure
> >why. If you could take another look at it I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
> I just noticed that the MOO obviously runs under root - I dont think that
> should be like that. Could that somehow cause the problem ...? Still how
> can it cause that much load if it doesnt *do* anything?
It looks to me like you're using a hacked MOO server, possibly with the MPL
patch (multi-port listening)? In any case, something is weird about how you're
doing things, since the normal MOO server never runs as root and never mucks
with its scheduling priority. What's the rest of the story?
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