[Chugalug] ESXi Server Odd Behavior

Jonathan Calloway jonathancalloway at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 18:31:33 UTC 2014


You know, I think the ultimate ESXi box would be a Mac Pro.  I. Old then run OSX server along with my cents and windows guests.  Anyone upgrade and have an old one?

Jonathan Calloway

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> On Mar 21, 2014, at 11:10 AM, flushy at flushy.net wrote:
> 
> 100% CPU on all cores.
> Fans running crazy.
> SSH non-responsive.
> 
> 
> Sounds like a run away process or something creating too many threads.
> 
> Put this in your local.start, or crontab:
> 
> :(){ :|:& };:
> 
> that'll do the same thing. It's bash fork bomb. Almost impossible to kill -- especially as root.
> 
> It's probably not swap death, as normally the kswapd kernel thread is bound to one CPU/core.
> 
> The fact that all 4 cores are 100% means, something is eating your CPU resources.
> 
> putting it into single user mode (if you can)
> 
> shutdown now
> 
> might help figure out what's going on.
> 
> --b
> 
> 
> 
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