Load avg showing more than 150

Asked by Saiprakash Muvva on 2021-01-03

For couple of weeks , i have been observing heavy load average and cron jobs also not getting success, could see crontasks 160+ not able to clear the cronjobs. Stopping and restart cron service not worked.

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top output:
top - 20:29:18 up 35 days, 22:14, 2 users, load average: 168.03, 168.23, 168.29
Tasks: 612 total, 1 running, 611 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
%Cpu(s): 1.2 us, 0.3 sy, 0.9 ni, 96.9 id, 0.7 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
KiB Mem : 10239564 total, 210168 free, 2545152 used, 7484244 buff/cache
KiB Swap: 16773112 total, 15741212 free, 1031900 used. 4584472 avail Mem

cron tasks:
service cron status
● cron.service - Regular background program processing daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/cron.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Sat 2021-01-02 14:10:50 IST; 1 day 6h ago
     Docs: man:cron(8)
 Main PID: 4605 (cron)
    Tasks: 163
   Memory: 39.7M
      CPU: 9min 37.977s
   CGroup: /system.slice/cron.service
           ├─ 356 /bin/sh /home/oracle/bd-server1/scripts/backup_BDAPX20_Archives.sh
           ├─ 431 /bin/sh /home/oracle/bd-server1/scripts/backup_BDAPX20_Archives.sh

I suggest you revise your backup_BDAPX20_Archives.sh script

thanks andrew.

Had revised the script by taking from another machine where script is running fine. script is obsolutely fine as verified multiple times.

How to clear the all crontab Tasks.

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