[Beowulf] LSI Megaraid stalls system on very high IO?

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 1 23:10:21 PDT 2014

In addition to the suggestions above I would look at the memory usage
pattern while the IO is going on

watch  cat /proc/meminfo

This system might have a decent amount of memory - but are the sysctl
tunings for the dirty buffer sizes set small or something?

On 2 August 2014 04:17, Chris Samuel <samuel at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:

> On Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:13:39 PM mathog wrote:
> > That may fix the problem but I am still curious about exactly what
> > happened during the terminal stalls.   Using the current cfq scheduler
> > what is going on in the system that is keeping those terminal processes
> > from getting any CPU time?
> Not entirely sure, but you may get some idea with latencytop *if* it is
> able
> to get some time to run to return info.
> cheers,
> Chris
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