rsync every 15 min, lots of defunct processes, high iowait

ChrisBeach chrisb at
Tue Oct 23 15:32:30 GMT 2007


I'm rsyncing from one server to a backup server every 15 minutes. It works
for several days then the backup server gets up to 100% cpu usage, 96% of
that is iowait, and there are tons of rsync defunt processes, anyone have
any ideas?

I'm running RH ES 3 on a blade center with a fiber san.
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