I have an OS X Server 10.4 that started Kernel Panicking on me late december. It had Mail, Web and SQL services turned on.
I switched to another Mac, problem persisted. Updated to 10.6.8, no difference. Switched to a third Mac, no difference.
In short; It gets 1-3 Kernel Panics per day.
I have noticed that the CPU load slowly rises until it panics.
So during this weekend I turned off all services except Mail. It worked very good during the weekend. Today 1500 (15pm) I turned on Web services, and after that the CPU load started to rise...
Among the processes I found more than 300 perl processes owned by the _www user. As well as the clamavd (owned by amisvd if I remember correctly) eating a lot of memory.
Clamavd is the anti virus and spam processes, right? I have tried to turn them off in the OS X Server admin app. It won't turn off.
Regarding the Perl processes I really don't know where that is used. The info panel doesn't give me any idea. I think it means that one of the sites (I have about 20) is using perl, but I don't know which one.
So, some questions:
- Is it safe to upgrade to OS X El Capitan Server? Should I?
- How can I kill all Perl processes at one time? (I have googled this but couldn't find any working tips)
- Any idea of what's going on?
As you may tell I'm not very skilled with Apache, but I still think it's funny and educating to do this.