Article ID: 116631, created on Aug 4, 2013, last review on Jun 17, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo 6.0
  • Virtuozzo containers for Linux 4.7
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor

Symptoms

  1. The load average in a container is very large, but it is responsive, and the CPU, memory, and disk usage are still fine.

    ~# cat /proc/loadavg    
    1755982670284.29 21802973500.36 1194649149884.22 3/96 13907
    
  2. The kernel version is 079.4 :

    ~# uname -r    
    2.6.32-042stab079.4
    

Resolution

Install the newest kernel :

    PCS :
    ~# yum update

    PSBM 5 and PVCfL :
    ~# vzup2date -m batch install --core --loader-autoconfig

Cause

A cosmetic bug in the kernel, fixed in 079.5:
#116631
#116629

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