[Mailman-Users] System Utilization (top)

Edward Ned Harvey eharvey at lyricsemi.com
Thu Apr 9 20:32:05 CEST 2009

> Edward Ned Harvey wrote:
>> For sometimes long periods of time, it seems, ten or twelve httpd's and
>> python's stay at the top of top, almost totally crippling the system.
>> Is this normal?  Should I reconfigure something?
> Check your web server logs to see what http requests are being
> processed at this time
> possibly, some list admin is screen scraping the list admin interface
> of multiple lists to build a membership list. It really could be
> anything, but since httpd is involved, the first step is to see what
> it's trying to do.

Got it.  Never in a million years did I think it was actually busy DOING
something processing http requests.

It's the search appliance crawling all the mail archives.

Thanks, ttyl...

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