[ILUG] high load, high idle
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Thu Aug 9 11:45:31 IST 2001
On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 10:34:36PM +0000, Vincent Cunniffe mentioned:
> John P. Looney wrote:
> > I'm having performance problems with a machine. Big ones. For some
> > reason, the load is between 1.5 and 6, though the "idle" as reported by
> > top is around 60%. Any idea how I can find out what's being blocked, and
> > how ?
> On a side note, this is a similar set of result from the installation
> of a trojan kernel module, which hides all other traces of itself
> but can be detected by things such as external portmaps and a high
> resting load on the machine.
> Unlikely, but you can find details on a recent (<1 week old) Bugtraq
Really unlikely. This is on a machine that gets reinstalled once a week.
Nasty trojan. Where does it come from ?
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