i just had a nice little view of mayo going up to:
load average: 319.27, 179.55, 78.14
before (understandably) dying. (my username is fhofmann)
I seriously can't imagine legitimate use that would make the server die such a horrible death (mind you it's a quad xeon apparently).
so i wondered, what was it? and how is stuff like that being dealt with?
didn't die, and recovering
load average: 104.16, 430.97, 497.11