[RCU] roundcube causes server high load with apache

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Thu May 28 15:45:25 CEST 2009

On 5/28/2009 1:31 AM, Andrey wrote:
> Hello,
> I've recently installed Roundcube 0.2.2 for our users on 1024 RAM with 
> 3Mhz cpu server. But the problem was appearing with high server load. 
> According to the logs we have about 700 messages sent everyday and about 
> 3500 successfull and not sucessfull logins. In the period of all day 
> load is increasing and after midnight it can be about 9 and it caused by 
> Apache processes. That is very strange because in that period almost all 
> users are sleep and we have only few logins and sent messages. This is 
> only one virtual host running on the host. I've tried to use Debian Etch 
> and Lenny.
> Aslso I can confirm that after apache restarting high load goes down to 
> 0.2-0.4 but then starts to increase slowly again. So as the temporary 
> solution I use "apache restart" instead "apache reload" in logrotate config.
> I guess the problem is in Roundcube somewhere?
> Dear RC developers. So can you comment this situation? Why it can happen?

Does it only happen at night? If so, maybe some cron job is
malfunctioning? Or if it happens all the time, are you certain your
server isn't compromised and being used to send out spam through apache?


Best regards,

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