[clug] high load
grail at goldweb.com.au
Mon Oct 23 06:31:08 GMT 2006
On 23 Oct 2006, at 16:20, Kim Holburn wrote:
> I expect it is disk IO so how do I check it and how do I work out
> what process is responsible?
The only way I'm aware of is to watch the process listings for
programs that are in the 'D' state. Also keep an eye on 'vmstat 1' -
it might show you something interesting such as a very high number of
pages being swapped in/out of VM as would be expected of a rogue
process trying to write random gibberish over random locations of
AFAIK, there is not yet any way in Linux to discern which process is
actually causing the high I/O apart from killing random processes and
watching for the high I/O to stop.
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