Feature Request - Load Throttling

Edward Grace ej.grace at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Feb 18 13:05:46 GMT 2004

>| What happens is that the server is cooking along just fine serving about 
>| 2 million hits a day. Load level - according to top is running around 
>| 0.6 to 2.3 or so - and then rsync kicks in doing a backup between the 
>| drives and even though I'm running at nice +19 the load kicks up to 
>| around 50 and several services almost stop. That's why I'm asking for 
>| this feature.
>I think your problem is saturation of the disk bandwidth. The high load
>is just the result of that. Instead of watching the system load, it

How about using the --bwlimit option to start with?  Not quite a hands free 
solution I know, but it will avoid you hammering the disks to oblivion.


Edward Grace
Photonics Group, Physics Department
Blackett Laboratory
Imperial College
t: 020 759 47721
e: ej.grace at imperial.ac.uk

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