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OL7: "gdb" Indicates Root Process Is Using High CPU Load (Doc ID 2424462.1)

Last updated on MAY 14, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

GDB, the GNU debugger, allows to see what is going on 'inside' another program while it executes or what another program was doing at the moment it crashed.
The below output obtained using GDB tool shows root process is continuously consuming more CPU Load causing low performance.

# top | grep gdb
25802 root 20 0 614528 376372 243196 R 100.0 1.2 0:04.57 gdb
25820 root 20 0 608116 369116 242300 R 94.1 1.1 0:04.57 gdb
25802 root 20 0 920432 721280 374568 R 98.7 2.2 0:07.55 gdb
25820 root 20 0 848288 648388 374564 R 97.4 2.0 0:07.51 gdb
25979 root 20 0 188184 37336 4888 R 4.6 0.1 0:00.14 gdb
25979 root 20 0 593256 273816 161868 R 98.3 0.8 0:03.12 gdb
25988 root 20 0 566820 176564 91072 R 63.7 0.5 0:01.93 gdb
25996 root 20 0 438736 238968 45184 R 44.6 0.7 0:01.35 gdb
25988 root 20 0 622752 407628 266432 R 99.0 1.2 0:04.92 gdb
25979 root 20 0 682172 485888 338968 R 96.4 1.5 0:06.03 gdb
26117 root 20 0 579524 200804 104276 R 70.2 0.6 0:02.12 gdb
26120 root 20 0 509280 309716 45184 R 68.9 0.9 0:02.08 gdb
26104 root 20 0 567348 179996 93952 R 66.6 0.6 0:02.01 gdb
26117 root 20 0 624708 426664 283316 R 99.0 1.3 0:05.10 gdb
26104 root 20 0 618656 400236 262976 R 97.7 1.2 0:04.95 gdb
26104 root 20 0 970260 771176 374564 R 98.3 2.4 0:07.92 gdb
26117 root 20 0 0 0 0 R 96.7 0.0 0:08.02 gdb
26277 root 20 0 218956 67248 27596 R 12.6 0.2 0:00.38 gdb
26340 root 20 0 557644 115608 39436 R 32.8 0.4 0:00.99 gdb
26340 root 20 0 603576 329196 206952 R 98.0 1.0 0:03.95 gdb
26349 root 20 0 578288 201640 104704 R 74.5 0.6 0:02.25 gdb
26358 root 20 0 509272 309720 45184 R 60.3 0.9 0:01.82 gdb
26349 root 20 0 623676 417864 275584 R 98.3 1.3 0:05.23 gdb

 

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