[clug] Ideas for future talks (and who wants to talk at next month's meeting?)

Nigel Cunningham ncunningham at cyclades.com
Thu Mar 31 10:48:45 GMT 2005


On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 17:32, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 05:03:32PM +1000, Bob Edwards wrote:
> > 
> > We had a dual Xeon Sun box (with an Intel Mobo) running 2.6.5, LVM2 and
> > software RAID, as an NFS server. Gave us no end of trouble under load
> > (kept kernel panicing). Soon rebuilt it without LVM and with a 2.4.26
> > kernel. Much more stable! These days it is running a 2.6.8 kernel and
> > software RAID with some issues, but nowhere near as bad as when we were
> > using LVM.
> > 
> Wow. Looks like I need to add thrash testing LVM2 to by list of things to
> do...

You can I/O starve other processes with one really simple command, but
I'm not sure I should send it on list. In my mind, it qualifies as DOS
material. No LVM needed.

Nigel Cunningham
Software Engineer, Canberra, Australia
Bus: +61 (2) 6291 9554; Hme: +61 (2) 6292 8028;  Mob: +61 (417) 100 574

Maintainer of Suspend2 Kernel Patches http://suspend2.net

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