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plesk hundreds of processes to the server freezes, need help

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by radioscripte, May 4, 2010.

  1. radioscripte

    radioscripte Guest


    I have 2 root servers. Both of them are running Debian 4.0 Etch. I made an update from Plesk, version 8.6 to 9.3.0.

    Since the update, I have the problem, that Plesk is starting more and more processes (/usr/bin/sw-engine-cgi). On my mainserver I had over night to the next morning more than 500 new processes running, startet from Plesk.

    If I close Plesk, the processes are still there, I have to 'killall' them all.

    My mainserver has enough of CPU power, to handle this. My second server, with only 256MB RAM got some problems here. After a maximum of 24 hours the SWAP file is running full and the whole server freezes. Only a hard reset can solve the problem.

    My question is: Why is Plesk starting so many processes and how can i prevent that? Somebody can help me please?

    Regards, Stefan
  2. atomicturtle

    atomicturtle Golden Pleskian

    Nov 20, 2002
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    Washington, DC
    are you running a non-standard kernel by any chance at OVH?
  3. radioscripte

    radioscripte Guest

    Both servers have on it the kernel
  4. radioscripte

    radioscripte Guest

    Can not really help me for?