Subject: Re: ioflush is taking excessive cycles on a big-memory machine
To: Greg A. Woods <>
From: Jonathan Stone <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/04/2005 19:53:24
In message <>,
"Greg A. Woods" writes:

>Something I've done has got my big AlphaServer (with 16GB of RAM) into a
>state where the [ioflush] thread is chewing up a minimum of "25%"
>(according to 'top') of the (a?) CPU, and at times it jumps up to 50% or
>higher.  This also makes the machine very sluggish -- just typing to the
>command-line can have multi-second lag between keystroke and echo (with
>command-line editing).


I've lost track, sorry.  Is this 1.6 again, or something newer?