Subject: Re: ioflush is taking excessive cycles on a big-memory machine
To: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <email@example.com>
Date: 04/04/2005 19:53:24
In message <m1DIbLI-0024fjC@building.weird.com>,
"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
I've lost track, sorry. Is this 1.6 again, or something newer?