Load Average Continues To Grow And Eventually Cannot Connect to Server (Doc ID 375065.1)

Last updated on JUNE 18, 2009

Applies to:

Linux Kernel - Version: 2.4.21-32 to 2.4.21-32
Linux x86
Checked for relevance on December 30, 2008

Symptoms

The "load average" of the server starts to grow as evidenced in the output of 'top' command , even when no intense applications like Oracle are running.   The problem advances until cannot connect to the server.

Changes

Kernel system call auditing is running

Cause

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