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Old 10-13-2008
Question load average query.


i have installed solaris 10 on t-5120 sparc enterprise.

I am little surprised to see load average of 2 or around on this OS.

9:50am up 125 day(s), 20:44, 2 users, load average: 2.05, 2.05, 2.05
when checked with ps command following process is using highest CPU. looks like it is running for long time and does not want to stop, but I do not know what process is this and is it normal that this process starts on its own

root 17232 6.3 1.4250416106400 ? O Sep 23 58425:41 /usr/jdk/latest/bin/java -version:1.5+ -Djava.library.path=/usr/lib/cc-ccr/lib com.sun.patchpro.cli.PatchServices -l -@ -C patchpro.patchset=current -C
1.4 6.3 106400 250416 /usr/jdk/latest/bin/java -version:1.5+ -Djava.library.path=/usr/lib/cc-ccr/lib...

even though 2 is not a very big LA number but certainly not desirable if something unnecessary is causing this. Also found on 2 non global zones running under this OS , they also have same load average but the process mentioned above is just running on global zone.

Recently these machines were put behind a load balancer, i don't know if this process is a resultant of any such changes...

Can anyone throw some light on this ?

Thank you,
# 2  
Old 10-13-2008
this looks like the update via web... have you configured the mashine to check for patches online?
# 3  
Old 10-13-2008
Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
this looks like the update via web... have you configured the mashine to check for patches online?
Thanks for reply, I don't remember of configuring the machine for update via web.

but yes I remember I had updated the system using update-manager but that's about it. Is there anyway I can check this configuration or stop that service.

# 4  
Old 10-13-2008
i don't have a solaris to look at right now... but do a "svcs -a | grep -i update" and have a look if you can find something...
# 5  
Old 10-13-2008
Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
i don't have a solaris to look at right now... but do a "svcs -a | grep -i update" and have a look if you can find something...
Thank you,

svcs -a | grep -i update
disabled Jun_09 svc:/application/print/ppd-cache-update:default
online Jun_09 svc:/system/installupdates:default
installupdates is online, don't know what it does but I will try to find now..Thanks!!Smilie
# 6  
Old 10-13-2008
its just the system update installer. patch updates... etc.

man smpatch

or check out they have plenty of info on this.

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