I have a Linux system with a legacy web app that I'm in the process of
moving to a new system/hosting arrangement. In the meantime I'm trying
to keep the current system stable.
The load, as measured by 'top' frequenly shoots up to over 10.0 and
stays there. The problem seems not to be necessarily web traffic, but
multiple sendmail processes (mailqueue runners?) and updatedb. The
mailqueue isn't huge, but seems to gradually grow over time.
If I kill the sendmail processes and updatedb, the load drops back down
to < 1.0.
1.) How can I configure ...