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soffice.bin process using a lot of resources.

Question asked by imdea on Mar 16, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 2, 2014 by ttownsend
Hello guys,

I have alfresco 4.0.d installed in a Debian 6 box, but I'm getting some problems with a process called soffice.bin that seems to be eating a lot of cpu and memory resources.

By some reason, it doesn't matter at what time I check the system resources comsumption via "top", there it is that process "soffice.bin" using a lot of resources, even if Alfresco doesn't have any users working on it.

This is a top output:


top - 11:37:15 up 18 days, 15:28,  1 user,  load average: 1.00, 1.01, 1.00
Tasks:  74 total,   2 running,  72 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s): 83.7%us, 16.3%sy,  0.0%ni,  0.0%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:   2093716k total,  1944732k used,   148984k free,   245608k buffers
Swap:  1048568k total,    23284k used,  1025284k free,   843380k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                                                                                                                          
32395 root      20   0  111m  33m  29m S 99.3  1.7   2866:32 soffice.bin                                                                                                                                      
7788 root      20   0  2460 1140  892 R  0.3  0.1   0:00.03 top                                                                                                                                              
32291 root      20   0 1197m 696m 8832 S  0.3 34.1  11:19.41 java          

If I comment the OO path location into alfresco-global.properties it's ok, that process doesn't run but then I have some problems with other operations (I guess it's because Alfresco can not access documents metadata).

What could I do? I've been experimenting this problem since alfresco 3.2 and is driving me crazy, it's slowing down my server and my users are complaining a lot about that.

Thank you very much

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