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Oracle Linux 6: A System running OSWatcher Version 7.3.3-2.1 Experienced CPU Usage at 100% (Doc ID 2594725.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 12, 2019

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.5 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

An Oracle Linux 6 server running OSWatcher 7.3.3-2.1 experienced 100% CPU utilization caused by the OSWatcher process:

top - 09:20:03 up 28 days, 17:49, 2 users, load average: 1.07, 1.16, 1.13
Tasks: 152 total, 2 running, 140 sleeping, 0 stopped, 10 zombie
Cpu(s): 2.0%us, 1.5%sy, 0.4%ni, 95.4%id, 0.7%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 8190888k total, 7138032k used, 1052856k free, 30492k buffers
Swap: 4194300k total, 0k used, 4194300k free, 2957596k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
23444 root 30 10 107m 2536 568 R 100.0 0.0 65:49.86 OSWatcher
3501 oracle 20 0 3559m 1.5g 7664 S 2.0 19.6 646:45.05 java
7431 root 20 0 15068 1148 836 R 2.0 0.0 0:00.01 top
1 root 20 0 19388 1188 872 S 0.0 0.0 0:02.74 init

This caused performance issues on the server, with the OSWatcher process eventually hanging.

Cause

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