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hello guys , i m having an issue with high cpu on my ASA 5520 firewall

asafirewall# show proc

    PC       SP       STATE       Runtime    SBASE     Stack Process

Mwe 00c9bb24 02068500 013e3250          0 01734830 15616/16384 emweb/cifs

Lwe 001072ac 0177022c 013e32d0          0 0176e258 8132/8192 block_diag

Mrd 00223be0 018b12dc 013e33b0  170827635 018a9398 25784/32768 Dispatch Unit

Mwe 0044432d 018b62b4 013e3250          0 018b4350 7848/8192 CF OIR

Msi 00c28db4 01f17fac 013e3250     226400 01f16028 7056/8192 ssm4ge_cfg_poll_thread

Mwe 0011b1a5 01fa99f4 013e3250          0 01fa7a80 7864/8192 Reload Control Thread

Mwe 00120606 01fb2304 013e5258          1 01fb0680 4720/8192 aaa

Mwe 001486aa 01fb90fc 013e5ae8        983 01fb5148 16020/16384 CMGR Server Process

Mwe 0014c3c5 01fbb1cc 013e3250       1447 01fb9268 7880/8192 CMGR Timer Process

Lwe 002227a1 01fc57cc 013ee360          0 01fc3808 7524/8192 dbgtrace

Msi 004be3b4 01fcbb3c 013e3250        829 01fc9b68 7908/8192 557mcfix

Msi 004be206 01fcdc5c 013e3250          0 01fcbc88 7968/8192 557statspoll

Mwe 01064b1d 01ff5784 013e3250          0 01ff3820 7848/8192 Chunk Manager

Msi 008b61b6 01ffdce4 013e3250       1373 01ffbd30 7856/8192 PIX Garbage Collector

Lsi 00ecb6ac 01fffe24 013e3250        121 01ffde50 7552/8192 route_process

Mwe 008a5ddc 0200a174 0133b430          0 020081b0 8116/8192 IP Address Assign

Mwe 00acb779 02010044 01346e10          0 0200e080 8116/8192 QoS Support Module

Mwe 0091eba9 0201219c 0133c530          0 020101d8 8116/8192 Client Update Task

Lrd 01083691 020149fc 013e3570      81797 02012ab8 7796/8192 Checkheaps

Mwe 00acfd7d 0201ab6c 013e3250          0 02018e18 6804/8192 Quack process

Mwe 00b2a260 0201d514 013e3250         87 0201b630 7364/8192 Session Manager

Mwe 00c55efd 02028364 04174a10          6 02024850 14768/16384 uauth

Mwe 00be3c9e 0202a8ec 0135c010          0 02028928 7524/8192 Uauth_Proxy

Mwe 00c52759 02030c0c 01361770          0 0202ec88 7712/8192 SMTP

Mrd 00c42d4d 02032cbc 013e33b0    6155076 02030da8 7412/8192 Logger

Mwe 00c3fd26 02034e2c 013e3250          0 02032ec8 7492/8192 Thread Logger

Mwe 00f62272 0204576c 013ac520          0 020437c8 7188/8192 vpnlb_thread

Msi 00b4097c 021096c4 013e3250        467 021076f0 8000/8192 emweb/cifs_timer

Msi 005bd338 01ff3694 013e3250      22518 01ff1700 7476/8192 arp_timer

Mwe 005c76bc 01fcfd1c 013fba50          0 01fcdda8 7960/8192 arp_forward_thread

Msi 00c5a849 028bb7cc 013e3250        421 028b9818 7968/8192 tcp_fast

Msi 00c5a589 028bd7f4 013e3250        168 028bb840 6768/8192 tcp_slow

Mwe 00c754d1 028ce5fc 013628a0          0 028cc648 8100/8192 udp_timer

Mwe 0019cb17 01feba74 013e3250          0 01fe9b00 7984/8192 CTCP Timer process

Mwe 00efe8b3 03ed29a4 013e3250          0 03ed0a50 7952/8192 L2TP data daemon

Mwe 00efef23 03ed49dc 013e3250          0 03ed2a78 7968/8192 L2TP mgmt daemon

Mwe 00eea02b 03f0caf4 013a5c10        179 03f08b80 16244/16384 ppp_timer_thread

Msi 00f62d57 03f0eb3c 013e3250        643 03f0cba8 7936/8192 vpnlb_timer_thread

Mwe 001b96e6 0202c9bc 01fc07e0          1 0202aa48 7728/8192 IPsec message handler

Msi 001c9bac 0203d2cc 013e3250      13758 0203b338 6536/8192 CTM message handler

Mwe 00af93b8 040eab4c 013e3250          0 040e8bd8 7984/8192 ICMP event handler

Mwe 00831003 040eecbc 013e3250        996 040ead48 15108/16384 IP Background

Mwe 0021b267 0414c95c 013123c0       1089 0412c9e8 121568/131072 tmatch compile thread

Mwe 009f2405 042345dc 013e3250          0 04230658 16072/16384 Crypto PKI RECV

Mwe 009f305a 042386dc 013e3250          0 04234778 16040/16384 Crypto CA

Lsi 008cbb80 01fbd35c 013e3250         12 01fbb388 8000/8192 uauth_urlb clean

Lwe 008afee7 044401ec 013e3250       2235 0443e288 6468/8192 pm_timer_thread

Mwe 0052f0bf 04442edc 013e3250          0 04440f78 7968/8192 IKE Timekeeper

Mwe 00520f6b 044482e4 0132e2b0          0 04444640 15448/16384 IKE Daemon

Mwe 00bf5c78 0444bda4 01360680          0 04449df0 8100/8192 RADIUS Proxy Event Daemon

Mwe 00bc32de 0444dc9c 02015c10          1 0444be18 7184/8192 RADIUS Proxy Listener

Mwe 00bf5e0f 0444fda4 013e3250          0 0444de40 7968/8192 RADIUS Proxy Time Keeper

Mwe 005aac4c 04451d6c 013fb980          0 0444fe68 7492/8192 Integrity FW Task

Mwe 002385ec 0448b694 01126828       1002 04483df0 25172/32768 ci/console

Msi 00472460 0448dd9c 013e3250        253 0448be18 6368/8192 fover_thread

Mwe 00ec49c5 0448fd94 014d4f08         35 0448de40 7664/8192 lu_ctl

Msi 008eb694 04491bfc 013e3250       8122 0448fe68 6076/8192 update_cpu_usage

Msi 008e6415 0449bdac 013e3250      21438 04499eb8 3136/8192 NIC status poll

Mwe 00461afc 044a1d74 013f5860          0 0449ff30 7732/8192 fover_rx

Mwe 00465444 044a3ecc 013f58c4          0 044a1f58 8036/8192 fover_tx

Mwe 00463dd3 044a5f24 013fbaf0          0 044a3f80 8040/8192 fover_ip

Mwe 00478299 044a9d4c 013f58d8          0 044a5fa8 15688/16384 fover_rep

Mwe 0046e015 044adc54 013f58e0        287 044a9fd0 15396/16384 fover_parse

Mwe 004557b3 044aff3c 013f38b0        153 044adff8 7972/8192 fover_ifc_test

Mwe 0045920d 044b1f84 013e3250          0 044b0020 7968/8192 fover_health_monitoring_thread

Mwe 0048a4be 044b61c4 013e3250          0 044b4270 7952/8192 ha_trans_ctl_tx

Mwe 0048a4be 044c9214 013e3250          0 044c72c0 7952/8192 ha_trans_data_tx

Mwe 0047fe8f 044cb25c 013e3250          0 044c92e8 7776/8192 fover_FSM_thread

Mwe 00ec42cb 044cdd24 013fbbf0          0 044cbd60 7992/8192 lu_rx

Lwe 00ec41ec 044cfd5c 014d4e28          0 044cdd88 8132/8192 lu_dynamic_sync

Mwe 005b63e6 04571944 013fbd10       3125 0456f9a0 7556/8192 IP Thread

Mwe 005becbe 04573a74 013fbcb0      20075 04571ac0 4064/8192 ARP Thread

Mwe 004c2b36 04575af4 013fbae0        835 04573be0 5556/8192 icmp_thread

Mwe 00c7722e 04577c64 013e3250        241 04575d00 7848/8192 udp_thread

Mwe 00c5d126 04579c84 013fbd00       1660 04577e20 5976/8192 tcp_thread

Mwe 0091431d 0472e6ec 013e3250         44 0472a778 15984/16384 Time Range Process

Mwe 00bc32de 0477beb4 01fc5938          1 0477a040 7512/8192 EAPoUDP-sock

Mwe 00266c15 0477dd94 013e3250          0 0477c160 7032/8192 EAPoUDP

Mwe 00c756e0 04e017bc 028cc2d4       5976 04dffed8 4036/8192 snmp

Mwe 00c5fe0d 04e0c954 0580e840          0 04e0aae0 7340/8192 listen/telnet

Mwe 00c5fe0d 04e0f16c 057e6608          0 04e0d2f8 7312/8192 listen/ssh

Mwe 00f32d0d 050fb824 013aba38          0 050f9870 8100/8192 vpnfol_thread_msg

Msi 00f38812 050fd83c 013e3250       1311 050fb898 7920/8192 vpnfol_thread_timer

Mwe 00f37032 050ff904 013abba0          0 050fd970 8068/8192 vpnfol_thread_sync

Msi 00f3837c 051019fc 013e3250       6515 050ffa48 7872/8192 vpnfol_thread_unsent

Mwe 005a6728 0ab9472c 013e3250          0 0ab927c8 7968/8192 Integrity Fw Timer Thread

Mwe 00c0f643 070c0164 013e3250          0 070be200 6384/8192 ssh/timer

M*  00c081c4 0009fefc 013e33b0        244 07c4d2b8 9072/16384 ssh

Lwe 0090c64b 066213cc 013e3250          0 0661f488 7880/8192 vPif_stats_cleaner

-     -        -         -      50550686    -         -     scheduler

-     -        -         -     228063587    -         -     total elapsed

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hello guys , i m having an issue with high cpu on my ASA 5520 fi

asafirewall# show processes cpu-hog

Process:      Dispatch Unit, NUMHOG: 3, MAXHOG: 1007, LASTHOG: 1010

LASTHOG At:   12:17:25 UTC Oct 29 2013

PC:           2fed5e

Traceback:    302fc9  2fad69  7674bf  75ca16  c6251d  c62a4c  c62f6c

              75c653  767820  769cbe  645d83  223b5a  114b1f

Process:      ssm4ge_cfg_poll_thread, NUMHOG: 6, MAXHOG: 4120, LASTHOG: 770

LASTHOG At:   20:02:48 UTC Oct 28 2013

PC:           1088f0b

Traceback:    109ca1d  109cdd7  108962d  c2954b  c3ca0e  c371b5  c3ae76

              c3d845  c2928a  114b1f

Process:      NIC status poll, NUMHOG: 1, MAXHOG: 228, LASTHOG: 230

LASTHOG At:   07:41:57 UTC Oct 31 2013

PC:           10caaa

Traceback:    10cb33  4ba07f  4bc28b  4bcd30  4b4541  4b67d3  4b92db

              224374  2238f8  a8e802  646781  8e671c  114b1f

asafirewall# show cp               

asafirewall# show cpu ?

  profile  Show CPU profiling data

  usage    Show CPU usage information

  |        Output modifiers

 

asafirewall# show cpu us

asafirewall# show cpu usage

CPU utilization for 5 seconds = 98%; 1 minute: 99%; 5 minutes: 99%

Cisco Employee

hello guys , i m having an issue with high cpu on my ASA 5520 fi

Looking at the CPU info it's delated to data path.

Start by enabling unicastRPF across all interfaces then dig into what's hitting that firewall.

Open up a TAC case to make the process faster.

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