Yes. 1.5GB for a text file is astronomical.
Here's the output from the commands run on the server:
ps -e -orss=,args= | sort -b -k1,1n | pr -TW$COLUMNS
ps -e -o pcpu,nice,state,cputime,args --sort -pcpu | head -10
sudo find . -type f | cut -d "/" -f 2 | sort | uniq -c | sort -n
du -h -d 1
Is it a disk space problem? I'm looking at the last bunch of commands run where df -h shows the file system /dev/xvda1 at 100% usage.