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Cron Task Malways overloads CPU weekly

Cron Task Malways overloads CPU weekly

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?

 

Thanks

5 REPLIES

Re: Cron Task Malways overloads CPU weekly

Can you let us know what module this comes from?

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Re: Cron Task Malways overloads CPU weekly

How can I tell which module it comes from?

Re: Cron Task Malways overloads CPU weekly

Well, where did you find out that it was called Malways?

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Re: Cron Task Malways overloads CPU weekly

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

Re: Cron Task Malways overloads CPU weekly

malways is really m=always, which is one of the modes for executing the scheduled job system.

 

You should check this answer at the Magento StackExchange site, as well as review an informational post by David Algar.

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