lfd on <servername>: Excessive resource usage: rpc (591 (Parent PID:591))

Posted August 23, 2020 1.5k views
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I am continuously getting alerts from Digital ocean containing following message:

Subject: lfd on <servername>: Excessive resource usage: rpc (591 (Parent PID:591))

Message body:

Time: Sat Aug 22 23:00:49 2020 +0000
Account: rpc
Resource: Process Time
Exceeded: 580407 > 1800 (seconds)
Executable: /usr/sbin/rpcbind
Command Line: /sbin/rpcbind -w
PID: 591 (Parent PID:591)
Killed: No

What does this alert mean and how do I fix it?

Please let me know.


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Hi @meetpd,

Those are LFD alerts rather than DigitalOcean ones.

LFD has a feature to watch the running processes to see if they are using too many resources. For some of these resources, how much counts as “too much” is configurable. Sometimes, if a process is using more resources than expected, it can be indicative of a security issue. Even when it is not indicative of a security issue, it should still be investigated to check if something is misconfigured or otherwise likely to cause load issues in the server.

What I’ll recommend is to further investigate why would this process/service rpcbind could be taking so much resources.