I’ve got a very large site that I’m trying to clone (via backup restore) on a test server (with less RAM and CPU). Being a large site, it’s configured to start many helper processes, which entirely swamps this poor machine.
var/log/cmc.log:2022-11-22 17:20:18  [Check_MK helper pool] started 200 Check_MK helpers in 12826.5 ms
So I found and updated the relevant config lines with smaller numbers
etc/check_mk/conf.d/wato/sitespecific.mk:cmc_cmk_helpers = 20 etc/check_mk/conf.d/wato/global.mk:cmc_cmk_helpers = 10 etc/check_mk/conf.d/wato/global.mk:cmc_real_time_helpers = 10 etc/check_mk/conf.d/wato/global.mk:cmc_check_helpers = 15
var/log/cmc.log:2022-11-22 18:26:51  [Check_MK helper pool] started 200 Check_MK helpers in 11002.3 ms
Evidently this setting is saved somewhere else. I found the
precompiled_check_config.mk by grepping for
helpers but deleting that still had it starting the 200 processes.
What have I missed here? I don’t normally have to work without the web interface