[ngw] Antw: Re: GWDVA crashing?

Ken Etter KLE at msktd.com
Thu Oct 6 15:47:29 UTC 2016

Sounds like you have leftovers still running on your server.

I did the following and my DVA issues seem to have gone away.  Maybe it will help you.
1. Installed GW 2014 R2 SP1 HP1 Build 124595.
2. Made sure DVAs are named in GW Admin under System > DVA.
3. Assigned DVAs to Post Office Agents in GW Admin.
4. Killed all DVA threads running on server and restarted GroupWise.


>>> "Joe Brugaletta" <JBrugaletta at braytonlaw.com> 10/6/2016 11:18 AM >>>
Yes, this is with Hp1. 

I noticed that if I do "rcgrpwise stop" that the dva's are still running when doing "ps", even though rcgrpwise claims its stopped it.

there is one that says:
root	 18031	 1  0 Oct05 ?	    00:06:58 /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/bin/gwdva @gwdva.dva

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>>> "Mathias Faust" <Mathias.Faust at gruner.ch> 10/6/2016 7:42 AM >>>
we saw that a while ago an before 2014 R2 SP1 HP1 (
It seams that there are some cases where the dva master process is not able to stop/kill a worker when the maximum time is exceeded. If you do a "ps -ef | grep gwdva" you might see some gwdva which have a parent process of "1". These you can kill.
We sometimes went as far as killing all gwdva and restarting via rcgrpwise.

Also check the log files of the poa if you see users with large number of items to be indexed (or the gwcheck logs). Might also lead to high load on the dva if one or more mailbox have to be reindexed.


>>> "Joe Brugaletta" <JBrugaletta at braytonlaw.com> 05.10.2016 22:56 >>>
for last day or so multiple gwdva processes on the server are eating quite a bit of CPU. Not sure if its playing catch up or what..and users are reporting searches are very slow.

(this paste from TOP might not come through sorted properly..)

15504 root	  25   5  353m 193m  11m R     96  1.9   3:29.30 gwdva
15344 root	  25   5  249m  82m  10m S     50  0.8   1:06.60 gwdva
15688 root	  25   5  162m  22m 9316 S     50  0.2   0:22.35 gwdva
6039 root	  20   0  521m 269m 9904 S	  3  2.7 356:41.91 gwpoa

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