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Ive just created a new Linux server. All is well except the server is periodically locking up. Top stats show that the process is running at 99% cpu usage. Typical sign of a memory leak. No mods, pure server. Any ideas what the problem is? Server logs show nothing. I can't be the only one with this issue. Other mods on this server have ran without any issues.

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Have you tried running hlds_run with -debug? If the server is actually crashing, it should've made a crash report entry (debug.log) in the folder of the hlds_run shell script.

I've personally had problems running metamod on Linux. I'm unable to start a metamod without crashing horribly due to segmentation faults. ESF alone runs fine, however.

Are there any recurring signs that happen before the crash (crashes once a player joins, crashes immediately upon server creation, etc) or is it purely random?
 
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Thanks for the indepth reply.

Ive not tried it with debug yet. The server and me are also new to ESF. I started the server with just the default server.cfg which only has a few lines in it. The server filled up so I didn't change anything else on the server. During this time I uploaded a new server.cfg with pretty much the same options as the sticky server.cfg file in this forum. When I noticed it had hung I restarted it and thus the server is now using this new cfg file. Its hung twice so far so technically its hung on both cfg's. Hope that makes sense.

As I said in my first post there are no mods on the server. Its an old P3 700 with 512mb of RAM so I wanted to test how many people it would take before lagging without any more mods adding to cpu stress levels. Getting 50% cpu load and only 15% Ram used with 16 players so far. Very very impressed!

As this has only happened twice, both times which I wasn't on the server I was mealy checking to see how many people were on, each time was random. The server has only ran one map (esf_arrival) so far. There's no time or frag limit so it pretty much stays on this one map.

I will wait till the next down time and then turn on the debug.

Hope this helps.
 
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Never mind, seems to have been online since I posted this without crashing on me.

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