[CentOS] Load Average ~0.40 when idle

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Sat Jul 19 23:54:55 UTC 2008

On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 19:28:55 -0400, Dan Halbert wrote
> listmail wrote:
>  >it has the same problem: load average 0.4 when idle.
> If you disconnect or shut down the NIC(s), does that make any difference?
Good suggestion. Disconnecting the Ethernet cables from the NICs did not
make a difference. However, shutting down the interfaces (e.g ifdown eth0,
ifdown eth1) did cut the load average down to nothing (0.00).

So it wasn't actual traffic, but something that the interfaces were doing,
or something that was trying to talk to one or both of them.

Does this result suggest anything else?


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