Hi, once a week a cron task called Malways starts running and eventually enough processes are opened to overload the CPU and take the site off line. Only a restart of Apache\MySQL brings it back up. The machine has plenty of CPU and RAM, more than enough actually.
Does anyone know exactly what this process does and what would remedy this situation?
Can you let us know what module this comes from?
Well, where did you find out that it was called Malways?
There where dozens of processes running like this:
xxx 18663 1 3 13:53 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/php /home/xxx/public_html/cron.php -malways