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Load Average On VM's Increasing With fdisk Hang (Doc ID 2724777.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


- Load average on VM's hosted on VMWare increasing since UEK6 update from UEK5. 

- Start to see the load on the system increase over time but CPU usage remains normal.

- Found that there are multiple "fdisk" processes running that were started by the OEM agent that is running on the VM.

- The "fdisk" processes cannot be killed (even with the agent stopped) and the only way to clear them is to reboot the VM. Also issuing a "fdisk -l" command will also just hang.

- Call traces found in /var/log/messages



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