Neblio Pi 100% CPU load? Lxpanel the cause?!

in bitcoin •  2 months ago

Hi all!

I check my Pi staking wallets almost everyday with VNC viewer.
Now one day i see a CPU load of 100% on my Neblio staking Pi (Pi Zero).
So i let it run for a few minutes but still its 100%.

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When i check TOP i see that lxpanel uses 33,8% of the available RAM!
LXpanel is the menu panel on top of the screen with the start menu and notifications.
I googled for high memory on lxpanel and i find this thread:

https://github.com/raspberrypi-ui/lxpanel/issues/18

So more people with the same issue! I run this command: lxpanelctl restart
The lxpanel disappears and returns and the memory usage is normal again, so is the CPU load.

So i made a sh script with the whole 1 line :P and a cronjob:

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make a sh script you can use the editor you like
#vi lxpanelrestart.sh

paste this line: lxpanelctl restart

to write the file and exit
#wq!

to make the sh script executable
#chmod +x lxpanelrestart.sh

edit the crontab
#crontab -e

(every night 00:00 he runs the script now)

Paste this line: 0 0 * * * /home/pi/lxpanelrestart.sh

write the file and than exit
#ctrl + o
#ctrl + x

list the crontab
#crontab -l

I'm also using this now on my other Raspbian based Pi stake boxes.
The most important thing for me is a high up time from the Pi's! So maybe i gonna make a monitoring Pi to check the Stake Pi's.
Somebody got experience with that?

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