I have a customer who has started using virtualmin pro and his server keeps going berserk and locking up due to excessively high load. We are slowly working out the kinks but I saw something strange and I am unable to determine why it is happening.
When I start a service like HTTPD or NAMED using the standard startup scripts in CentOS 5 it takes an incredibly long time. When I look at the process list to see what is going on using 'ps afx' it shows me the following
/bin/bash - /etc/init.d/named start - /bin/unicode_start xxxxxxxxxxxxxx - /bin/unicode_start xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
The unicode_start line continues on and on and on and on with another one nested below the other. There were a whole bunch of these so many that it goes way off the console and shows what appear to be blank lines. I piped the output to less and could scroll over and indeed there were a whole bunch.
Does anybody have any idea why it would start so many of these and if this is why things are taking so long to load?