Please post your server and load averages

personal account:
zangief:~$ uptime
09:14:43 up 17 days, 21:11, 2 users, load average: 1.22, 1.81, 2.00

business account:
[gaz]$ uptime
09:16:43 up 27 days, 18:31, 2 users, load average: 1.46, 1.87, 2.10

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[hillhurst]
Uptime 10:26:39 up 27 days, 20:30, 2 users, load average: 1.12, 1.32, 1.49
CPU Info Two Dual Core AMD Opteron Processors at 2194.592
Memory Info
Total: 4173 mb
Used: 4038 mb
Free: 134 mb

[twinkie]
Uptime 10:40:30 up 9 days, 22:27, 6 users, load average: 3.32, 3.81, 4.69
CPU Info Four Intel® Xeon™ CPU 2.40GHz at 2400.113
Memory Info
Total: 2117 mb
Used: 2056 mb
Free: 609 mb

Things seem to be looking up now; I’ve just been moved from Wilmington to Cichlet, which seems to have more users, but lesser resource utilisation:

17:16:46 up 27 days, 20:29, 9 users, load average: 1.43, 1.42, 1.62

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[homer]$ uptime
18:48:40 up 16 min, 2 users, load average: 0.03, 0.03, 0.01
cpu info:
3 x Intel® Xeon™ CPU 2.80GHz
MemTotal: 2067388 kB
MemFree: 1866740 kB

[look]$ uptime
08:32:59 up 10 min, 2 users, load average: 1.16, 1.31, 0.72

That didn’t last.

[look]$ uptime
08:54:49 up 11 min, 3 users, load average: 56.46, 20.33, 7.63

I guess not! Must have been a “rough” 22 minutes, eh!
–rlparker

So I checked my site today and it was amazingly quick. For about 3 minutes it was as if I was the only person using the network. I logged into the shell and found that the server I was on had just rebooted. I monitored activity over the next 20 minutes…

[look]$ uptime
11:32:28 up 1 min, 1 user, load average: 0.82, 0.22, 0.07
[look]$ uptime
11:33:39 up 2 min, 1 user, load average: 1.97, 0.67, 0.24
[look]$ uptime
11:36:07 up 5 min, 1 user, load average: 3.55, 1.74, 0.69
[look]$ uptime
11:43:14 up 12 min, 1 user, load average: 8.42, 3.39, 1.65
[look]$ uptime
11:43:19 up 12 min, 1 user, load average: 8.31, 3.45, 1.67
[look]$ uptime
11:43:21 up 12 min, 1 user, load average: 8.31, 3.45, 1.67
[look]$ uptime
11:43:31 up 12 min, 1 user, load average: 9.42, 3.86, 1.83
[look]$ uptime
11:43:32 up 12 min, 1 user, load average: 10.91, 4.26, 1.97
[look]$ uptime
11:43:36 up 12 min, 1 user, load average: 10.91, 4.26, 1.97
[look]$ uptime
11:43:37 up 12 min, 1 user, load average: 13.16, 4.84, 2.17
[look]$ uptime
11:44:39 up 13 min, 1 user, load average: 37.16, 12.42, 4.89
[look]$ uptime
11:46:34 up 15 min, 1 user, load average: 113.45, 46.91, 18.24
[look]$ uptime
11:47:00 up 15 min, 1 user, load average: 134.36, 60.61, 24.06
[look]$ uptime
11:48:39 up 17 min, 1 user, load average: 162.60, 91.96, 39.23
[look]$ uptime
11:51:51 up 20 min, 1 user, load average: 184.55, 133.92, 64.71

As I watched these load averages climb I also observed a proportional rise in the delay of server response. Ranging between 5 to even more than 60 seconds to respond (even the shell demonstrates these extremes in latency). This is obviously /completely/ useless for serving pages to my users. But what I want to know is, what is causing this and who is affected? I can access other dreamhost sites very quickly (and this is consistent), but mine suffers. Is it just the box I’m on? Is it a section of the network I’m on? Should I request to be moved?

Are dreamhost users abusing their server privileges or is this a network issue? I’ve only been with dreamhost for 4 days now, perhaps my timing was poor but I have yet to enjoy any decent service. I hope this is resolved so I can feel good about the money I spent and go on to recommend dreamhost to my friends.

If your loads are that high it’s clearly NFS. What the problem is? Only DH would know for sure but it’s the network or the load on the NFS is too high.

digitalrundown.com

I think the (probably accurrate) assumption here is that those posting reports to this thread know what the numbers they are seeing mean. That said, I’m not so sure that is true for many who may be reading this thread, so, in the interest of “general education”, here a couple of links for any who may be curious about how to make sense of these numbers:

General discussion of “Overloading”

“Server Loads Explained”

Of course, these articles represent the opinions and beliefs of their authors, and as to the relevance of their belilefs to your server’s performance, YMMV. All the standard disclaimers apply. There a “lots” of these types of articles available on the web; I just thought these were representative and they might be of interest.

–rlparker

That’s terrible!!! No server uptime exceed 30 days!

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How do you go about finding these statistics?

I think I’ve got some of you beat, check these out:

[starburst]$ w
19:28:33 up 2:37, 2 users, load average: 854.79, 922.14, 762.35
USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
[starburst]$ uptime
19:29:11 up 2:37, 2 users, load average: 506.41, 824.97, 736.45
[starburst]$ uptime
19:29:14 up 2:37, 2 users, load average: 475.23, 813.21, 733.12
[starburst]$ uptime
19:29:16 up 2:37, 2 users, load average: 475.23, 813.21, 733.12
[starburst]$ uptime
19:29:17 up 2:37, 2 users, load average: 475.23, 813.21, 733.12
[starburst]$ uptime
19:30:08 up 2:38, 2 users, load average: 251.78, 701.15, 699.25
[starburst]$ uptime
19:30:09 up 2:38, 2 users, load average: 232.58, 689.71, 695.56
[starburst]$ uptime
19:31:04 up 2:39, 2 users, load average: 94.58, 574.21, 655.73
[starburst]$ uptime
19:31:05 up 2:39, 2 users, load average: 94.58, 574.21, 655.73
[starburst]$ uptime
19:31:31 up 2:40, 2 users, load average: 64.17, 528.51, 638.44
[starburst]$ uptime
19:34:45 up 2:43, 2 users, load average: 84.60, 307.57, 529.64
19:34:45 up 2:43, 2 users, load average: 84.60, 307.57, 529.64
[starburst]$ w
19:35:26 up 2:43, 2 users, load average: 100.04, 283.52, 512.18
USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
[starburst]$ uptime
19:35:33 up 2:44, 2 users, load average: 102.20, 280.93, 510.11
[starburst]$ uptime
19:35:34 up 2:44, 2 users, load average: 104.27, 278.39, 508.06
[starburst]$ uptime
19:35:35 up 2:44, 2 users, load average: 104.27, 278.39, 508.06
[starburst]$ uptime
19:35:35 up 2:44, 2 users, load average: 104.27, 278.39, 508.06

… a few minutes later…
19:40:31 up 2:49, 2 users, load average: 204.26, 222.52, 419.98

… and now my shell is frozen.

and guess what? This is not uncommon. Starburst averages 200-400 regularly. I emailed support asking about moving to a different server:

[quote]Would upgrading to the next level of service get us on a better server?

[/quote]

No. Upgrading plans doesn’t move you to a different server. Let us
know if you have any further questions.
Thanks!
Dan

I was told new hardware was coming “next week”. Strange. 400 server load doesn’t just happen one day.