quotachec causing massive cpu load


I am getting a few reports from users that their quotas are not being reported correctly.

I've tried to run quotacheck and it's cause 50+ load average causing me to abort.



That's surprising, as quotacheck isn't very CPU intensive normally .. all it does it scan the filesystem to count up disk usage by user.

If you run top while it is running, how much CPU is it shown as using?

Hi Jamie

I'm getting about 7% on the quotacheck process and overall cpu fluctuating up to 36%

The load just keeps on growing.

How about memory? If the quotacheck process is using up a lot of RAM, it can cause swapping that leads to a high load..