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Old 14th October 2007, 23:12
micko_escalade micko_escalade is offline
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Default Memory usage: help me fine tune my FC6 VPS

Hi,

Can someone help find unnecessary processes that are running right now?
Here's the output of free -t -m
Code:
[root@linux ~]# free -t -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           256        176         79          0          0         68
-/+ buffers/cache:        108        147
Swap:          255          0        255
Total:         512        176        335
[root@linux ~]#
Also Running Processes in webmin

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Display :    PID  User  Memory  CPU  Search  Run.. 

Real memory: 256.16 MB total / 174.99 MB free   Swap space: 255.99 MB total / 255.99 MB free

Process ID 	Owner 	Size 	Command
2180 	mysql 	121024 kB 	/usr/libexec/mysqld --defaults-file=/etc/my.cnf --basedir=/usr --datadir=/var/li ...
2066 	nscd 	107040 kB 	/usr/sbin/nscd
2037 	named 	38724 kB 	/usr/sbin/named -u named -c /etc/named.caching-nameserver.conf
2414 	apache 	32924 kB 	/usr/sbin/httpd
2304 	root 	30064 kB 	/usr/sbin/httpd
2415 	apache 	30064 kB 	/usr/sbin/httpd
2416 	apache 	30064 kB 	/usr/sbin/httpd
2417 	apache 	30064 kB 	/usr/sbin/httpd
2418 	apache 	30064 kB 	/usr/sbin/httpd
2419 	apache 	30064 kB 	/usr/sbin/httpd
2420 	apache 	30064 kB 	/usr/sbin/httpd
2424 	apache 	30064 kB 	/usr/sbin/httpd
2370 	root 	28824 kB 	./sc_serv sc_serv_narodna.conf
2371 	root 	28820 kB 	./sc_serv sc_serv_izvorna.conf
2367 	root 	21544 kB 	./sc_trans_linux sc_trans_izvorna.conf
2368 	root 	20512 kB 	./sc_trans_linux sc_trans_narodna.conf
2228 	sqlgrey 	14768 kB 	/usr/bin/perl -w /usr/sbin/sqlgrey -d
2491 	root 	12060 kB 	/usr/libexec/webmin/proc/index_size.cgi
2435 	root 	8640 kB 	sshd: root@pts/0
2372 	smmsp 	7936 kB 	/usr/sbin/sendmail -FCronDaemon -i -odi -oem -oi -t
2381 	smmsp 	7936 kB 	/usr/sbin/sendmail -FCronDaemon -i -odi -oem -oi -t
2384 	smmsp 	7936 kB 	/usr/sbin/sendmail -FCronDaemon -i -odi -oem -oi -t
2385 	smmsp 	7936 kB 	/usr/sbin/sendmail -FCronDaemon -i -odi -oem -oi -t
2453 	root 	7588 kB 	/usr/bin/perl /usr/libexec/webmin/miniserv.pl /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf
2215 	root 	7076 kB 	dovecot-auth
2290 	postfix 	6748 kB 	qmgr -l -t fifo -u
2289 	postfix 	6688 kB 	pickup -l -t fifo -u
2283 	root 	6672 kB 	/usr/libexec/postfix/master
2293 	nobody 	5604 kB 	proftpd: (accepting connections)
2085 	root 	5348 kB 	/usr/sbin/sshd
2402 	root 	4980 kB 	/usr/sbin/saslauthd -m /var/run/saslauthd -a pam
2403 	root 	4980 kB 	/usr/sbin/saslauthd -m /var/run/saslauthd -a pam
2404 	root 	4980 kB 	/usr/sbin/saslauthd -m /var/run/saslauthd -a pam
2405 	root 	4980 kB 	/usr/sbin/saslauthd -m /var/run/saslauthd -a pam
2406 	root 	4980 kB 	/usr/sbin/saslauthd -m /var/run/saslauthd -a pam
2225 	dovecot 	4364 kB 	imap-login
2227 	dovecot 	4364 kB 	imap-login
2226 	dovecot 	4360 kB 	imap-login
2222 	dovecot 	4356 kB 	pop3-login
2223 	dovecot 	4356 kB 	pop3-login
2224 	dovecot 	4356 kB 	pop3-login
2314 	root 	4140 kB 	crond
2315 	root 	4140 kB 	crond
2316 	root 	4140 kB 	crond
2317 	root 	4140 kB 	crond
Since I'm not using nscd (name service cache daemon) can I turn it off ? its using 107040 kB

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Old 15th October 2007, 08:00
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output of top with SHIFT + M

Code:
top - 23:07:34 up 3 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.04, 0.07, 0.03
Tasks:  99 total,   2 running,  93 sleeping,   0 stopped,   4 zombie
Cpu(s):  2.5%us,  0.0%sy,  0.0%ni, 97.5%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:    262312k total,   147848k used,   114464k free,       48k buffers
Swap:   262136k total,        0k used,   262136k free,    61224k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                                                
 2175 mysql     15   0  119m  19m 4340 S    0  7.7   0:00.11 mysqld                                                                 
 2299 root      18   0 30064  10m 5216 S    0  4.0   0:00.11 httpd                                                                  
 2424 apache    15   0 31016 9448 3056 S    0  3.6   0:00.03 httpd                                                                  
 2428 apache    15   0 31016 9444 3036 S    0  3.6   0:00.03 httpd                                                                  
 2429 apache    15   0 31016 9440 3056 S    0  3.6   0:00.03 httpd                                                                  
 2422 apache    15   0 30992 9424 3040 S    0  3.6   0:00.05 httpd                                                                  
 2423 apache    15   0 30992 9424 3040 S    0  3.6   0:00.05 httpd                                                                  
 2425 apache    15   0 31016 9420 3008 S    0  3.6   0:00.04 httpd                                                                  
 2426 apache    15   0 31016 9400 2988 S    0  3.6   0:00.03 httpd                                                                  
 2427 apache    15   0 31016 9376 2988 S    0  3.6   0:00.03 httpd                                                                  
 2223 sqlgrey   16   0 14768 9044 2552 S    0  3.4   0:00.02 sqlgrey                                                                
 2438 root      15   0  7592 5080 1524 S    0  1.9   0:00.00 miniserv.pl                                                            
 2365 root      18   0 21544 3508  808 S    3  1.3   0:08.00 sc_trans_linux                                                         
 2370 smmsp     18   0  7928 2760 1856 S    0  1.1   0:00.02 sendmail                                                               
 2371 smmsp     18   0  7928 2760 1856 S    0  1.1   0:00.01 sendmail                                                               
 2032 named     18   0 38728 2712 1764 S    0  1.0   0:00.01 named                                                                  
 2379 smmsp     19   0  7928 2656 1820 S    0  1.0   0:00.02 sendmail                                                               
 2380 smmsp     19   0  7928 2656 1820 S    0  1.0   0:00.02 sendmail                                                               
 2364 root      18   0 20512 2424  808 S    2  0.9   0:08.58 sc_trans_linux                                                         
 2447 root      15   0  8780 2400 1924 R    0  0.9   0:00.02 sshd                                                                   
 2495 root      15   0  8640 2364 1912 S    0  0.9   0:00.03 sshd                                                                   
 2366 root      18   0 28824 1916  572 S    0  0.7   0:00.03 sc_serv                                                                
 2363 root      18   0 28820 1912  572 S    0  0.7   0:00.04 sc_serv                                                                
 2278 root      19   0  6668 1656 1320 S    0  0.6   0:00.01 master                                                                 
 2220 dovecot   15   0  4360 1632 1364 S    0  0.6   0:00.00 imap-login                                                             
 2221 dovecot   15   0  4364 1632 1364 S    0  0.6   0:00.00 imap-login                                                             
 2222 dovecot   15   0  4360 1628 1364 S    0  0.6   0:00.00 imap-login                                                             
 2217 dovecot   15   0  4356 1624 1356 S    0  0.6   0:00.03 pop3-login                                                             
 2219 dovecot   15   0  4356 1624 1356 S    0  0.6   0:00.01 pop3-login                                                             
 2209 root      15   0  7076 1620 1192 S    0  0.6   0:00.00 dovecot-auth                                                           
 2218 dovecot   15   0  4352 1620 1356 S    0  0.6   0:00.01 pop3-login                                                             
 2287 postfix   20   0  6744 1596 1280 S    0  0.6   0:00.00 qmgr                                                                   
 2286 postfix   18   0  6692 1564 1252 S    0  0.6   0:00.00 pickup                                                                 
 2309 root      18   0  4136 1424  796 S    0  0.5   0:00.00 crond                                                                  
 2310 root      18   0  4136 1424  796 S    0  0.5   0:00.02 crond                                                                  
 2311 root      18   0  4136 1424  796 S    0  0.5   0:00.00 crond                                                                  
 2312 root      18   0  4136 1424  796 S    0  0.5   0:00.00 crond                                                                  
 2410 avahi     15   0  2920 1304 1140 S    0  0.5   0:00.00 avahi-daemon                                                           
 2459 root      16   0  2576 1300 1060 S    0  0.5   0:00.03 bash                                                                   
 2288 nobody    15   0  5604 1156  556 S    0  0.4   0:00.00 proftpd                                                                
 2142 root      21   0  2576 1104  952 S    0  0.4   0:00.01 mysqld_safe                                                            
 2507 root      15   0  4692 1056  812 S    0  0.4   0:00.01 sftp-server                                                            
 2494 root      15   0  2364 1052  808 R    0  0.4   0:00.06 top                                                                    
 2385 xfs       19   0  3588 1044  636 S    0  0.4   0:00.01 xfs                                                                    
 2061 nscd      18   0  104m 1012  764 S    0  0.4   0:00.00 nscd                                                                   
 2307 root      18   0  3348  992  468 S    0  0.4   0:00.00 crond                                                                  
 2352 root      19   0  2364  960  844 S    0  0.4   0:00.01 bash                                                                   
 2353 root      18   0  2364  960  844 S    0  0.4   0:00.00 bash                                                                   
 2356 root      19   0  2364  960  844 S    0  0.4   0:00.00 bash                                                                   
 2360 root      18   0  2360  956  844 S    0  0.4   0:00.01 bash                                                                   
 2080 root      15   0  5352  936  628 S    0  0.4   0:00.00 sshd                                                                   
 2052 dbus      15   0  2712  852  688 S    0  0.3   0:00.00 dbus-daemon                                                            
 2397 root      25   0  4980  676  428 S    0  0.3   0:00.00 saslauthd                                                              
    1 root      15   0  2032  656  564 S    0  0.3   0:00.03 init                                                                   
 2009 root      18   0  1696  576  484 S    0  0.2   0:00.00 syslogd                                                                
  775 root      18  -4  2120  572  368 S    0  0.2   0:00.34 udevd                                                                  
 2208 root      15   0  2004  556  460 S    0  0.2   0:00.00 dovecot                                                                
 2443 root      18   0  1628  456  392 S    0  0.2   0:00.00 mingetty                                                               
 2445 root      18   0  1628  456  392 S    0  0.2   0:00.00 mingetty                                                               
 2446 root      18   0  1628  456  392 S    0  0.2   0:00.00 mingetty                                                               
[root@linux ~]#
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Old 16th October 2007, 16:34
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Anyone plz?
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Old 16th October 2007, 19:02
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you can only reply to yourself

google the services and find out what you dont want to run

what your machine does ?
what is your necessary processes ?

if you want a web tool for this i suggest webmin
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Old 17th October 2007, 02:31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ebal
google the services and find out what you dont want to run
It seems like its apache that is causing this.
Almost 3.7MB per process.
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what your machine does ?
After couple of hours I have only 3MB of free mem left.
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[root@linux ~]# free -t -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           256        253          3          0          0         30
-/+ buffers/cache:        222         33
Swap:          255         96        159
Total:         512        349        162
[root@linux ~]#
That causes "my" VPS server to crash.
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what is your necessary processes ?
Apache, mysql, ftp and shoutcast that's about it.
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if you want a web tool for this i suggest webmin
I already have webmin.
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You could try to get more performance out of your Apache: http://www.howtoforge.com/configurin...um_performance
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