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High CPU usage on 3560CG-8

I'm seeing very high CPU usage on my new 3560CG-8-PC switch. It's at 61%. Any suggestions how to chase down what's causing it?

I'm seeing a lot of rpf-fail drops. What causes them? How to prevent?

Supervisor TxQueue Drop Statistics

    Queue  0: 0

    Queue  1: 0

    Queue  2: 0

    Queue  3: 0

    Queue  4: 0

    Queue  5: 0

    Queue  6: 0

    Queue  7: 0

    Queue  8: 0

    Queue  9: 0

    Queue 10: 0

    Queue 11: 0

    Queue 12: 0

    Queue 13: 0

    Queue 14: 4373069

    Queue 15: 0

Thanks,

     Greg

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Cisco Employee

Re: High CPU usage on 3560CG-8

Hi Greg,

Not sure what is your current IOS. But problem looks very close to the cosmetic defect below:

http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/search/getBugDetails.do?method=fetchBugDetails&bugId=CSCth24278

Symptoms:

Catalyst 2960S switch may report elevated CPU utilization (e.g., 50%) under

normal conditions.

Conditions:

ALL the following conditions MUST match.

- This issue is observed in 2960S even without any configuration and connection.

- This issue occurs when the telnet/console session is idle. When a telnet

/console session to the switch is established, the CPU utilization falls to

normal baseline levels. As long as a telnet/console session remains active, the

CPU utilization remains normal.

- This issue is usually observed by "show process cpu history"

for e.g.,

2960S_A>en

2960S_A# show process cpu history

44444444445555555555555554444444444555555555555555

8888888899999888884444433333000009999988888000002222222222

100

90

80

70

60

50 **************************************************

40 **************************************************

30 **************************************************

20 **************************************************

10 **********************************************************

0....5....1....1....2....2....3....3....4....4....5....5....

0 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 0 5

CPU% per second (last 60 seconds)

The above graph indicates the CPU utilization was ~50% and went down to 8%

when console session up.

Workaround:

None. This issue is cosmetic.

Further Problem Description:

On this platform, CPU utilization software accounting is performed incorrectly
resulting in misleading levels. This is true ONLY when the CPU is idle, there
is no console/VTY activity, or there are no packets sent to CPU.

When console/VTY activity is present or packets are sent to CPU, the CPU
utilization software accounting is correct.

There should NOT be any performance impact due to this bug.

This issue may be seen in Catalyst 2960 platforms also.

The bug is fixed in 12.2(58)SE1 and 12.2(55)SE3, or later releases.

HTH

Nik

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Hall of Fame Super Silver

High CPU usage on 3560CG-8

Hello Greg,

there is IP multicast traffic in your network?

RPF fail means that traffic from a multicast source is checked to see if it arrives from the interface that the local node would use to reach the source and it arrives on a different interface and it has to be dropped

This check is called Reverse Path Forwarding.

If the amount of multicast traffic is high the high cpu may be caused by the action of sending traffic to cpu to just be dropped.

see

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk828/technologies_tech_note09186a0080094b55.shtml#noforwardrpffail

Hope to help

Giuseppe

New Member

Re: High CPU usage on 3560CG-8

Thanks for the tip, but I'm confused. This is a switch, not a router. Why would it be doing RPF on multicast traffic?

Am I wrong about what Queue14 is?

Thanks,

    Greg

Hall of Fame Super Silver

High CPU usage on 3560CG-8

Hello Greg,

it is a multilayer switch so it can perform multicast routing and if it is configured for this, RPF check is part of its job.

However, queue 13 is the rpf-check  queue 14 is

14:dstats

you are right your  queue drops are not related to RPF check.

Hope to help

Giuseppe

New Member

Re: High CPU usage on 3560CG-8

I'm very confused. I log into the switch and the CPU usage drops. And it stays dropped as long as I'm logged in. Once I log out, it goes back up to 60%. How do I diagnose something like this when I log in, it changes the behavior?

Thanks,

      Greg

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Hall of Fame Super Silver

High CPU usage on 3560CG-8

Hello Greg,

it is interesting

I'm sorry for the basic suggestion but I would start from

show proc cpu sorted 1min

I know that when you are connected cpu usage is reduced, but if it is caused by a process you should be able to find some trace of this.

Hope to help

Giuseppe

New Member

Re: High CPU usage on 3560CG-8

Yeah, I tried that, but it doesn't show anything interesting. I did it for 5min.

     Greg

PID Runtime(ms)   Invoked      uSecs   5Sec   1Min   5Min TTY Process

138    22498296  25292782        889  1.89%  1.77%  1.76%   0 Hulc LED Process

  64     9004438  50466203        178  1.09%  0.74%  0.76%   0 RedEarth Rx Mana

   4     9448557    524570      18012  0.29%  0.53%  0.73%   0 Check heaps     

   3      302089     17805      16966  0.00%  1.51%  0.43%   0 crypto sw pk pro

199     4189228   4665167        897  0.29%  0.38%  0.40%   0 Spanning Tree   

  82     2276428  30782775         73  0.19%  0.19%  0.23%   0 HLFM address lea

   8     1988987     17974     110659  0.00%  0.18%  0.14%   0 Licensing Auto U

  84     1396506  30813111         45  0.00%  0.09%  0.09%   0 HLFM address ret

265      812825  10609471         76  0.00%  0.07%  0.09%   0 MDFS RP process 

254      795937   2390329        332  0.00%  0.08%  0.09%   0 Marvell wk-a Pow

  97      549106   3354204        163  0.19%  0.06%  0.07%   0 hpm main process

128      395411   5284951         74  0.00%  0.05%  0.05%   0 Hulc Storm Contr

184      319545  10567666         30  0.00%  0.03%  0.04%   0 MDFS MFIB Proces

100      402606   1077963        373  0.00%  0.05%  0.02%   0 hpm counter proc

286          72       206        349  0.19%  0.08%  0.02%   1 Virtual Exec    

181      234477    977617        239  0.29%  0.07%  0.01%   0 IP Input        

  36       87268   1078009         80  0.09%  0.04%  0.01%   0 Per-Second Jobs 

243      360321   2179690        165  0.00%  0.02%  0.00%   0 DHCPD Receive   

  63      386547  50446694          7  0.19%  0.02%  0.00%   0 RedEarth Tx Mana

Cisco Employee

Re: High CPU usage on 3560CG-8

Hi Greg,

Not sure what is your current IOS. But problem looks very close to the cosmetic defect below:

http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/search/getBugDetails.do?method=fetchBugDetails&bugId=CSCth24278

Symptoms:

Catalyst 2960S switch may report elevated CPU utilization (e.g., 50%) under

normal conditions.

Conditions:

ALL the following conditions MUST match.

- This issue is observed in 2960S even without any configuration and connection.

- This issue occurs when the telnet/console session is idle. When a telnet

/console session to the switch is established, the CPU utilization falls to

normal baseline levels. As long as a telnet/console session remains active, the

CPU utilization remains normal.

- This issue is usually observed by "show process cpu history"

for e.g.,

2960S_A>en

2960S_A# show process cpu history

44444444445555555555555554444444444555555555555555

8888888899999888884444433333000009999988888000002222222222

100

90

80

70

60

50 **************************************************

40 **************************************************

30 **************************************************

20 **************************************************

10 **********************************************************

0....5....1....1....2....2....3....3....4....4....5....5....

0 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 0 5

CPU% per second (last 60 seconds)

The above graph indicates the CPU utilization was ~50% and went down to 8%

when console session up.

Workaround:

None. This issue is cosmetic.

Further Problem Description:

On this platform, CPU utilization software accounting is performed incorrectly
resulting in misleading levels. This is true ONLY when the CPU is idle, there
is no console/VTY activity, or there are no packets sent to CPU.

When console/VTY activity is present or packets are sent to CPU, the CPU
utilization software accounting is correct.

There should NOT be any performance impact due to this bug.

This issue may be seen in Catalyst 2960 platforms also.

The bug is fixed in 12.2(58)SE1 and 12.2(55)SE3, or later releases.

HTH

Nik

New Member

Re: High CPU usage on 3560CG-8

That's it! No wonder I couldn't figure out what was going on.

Now if I could just figure out how to install 12.2(55)EX3, I could go on with my life. It always fails when I try to install :-(

Thanks!

     Greg

P.S. And thanks Giuseppe for trying to help

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