[Linux-HA] WARN: Gmain_timeout_dispatch
Johan.Verrept at able.be
Fri Oct 16 01:25:44 MDT 2009
On Thu, 2009-10-15 at 12:53 -0700, Robinson, Eric wrote:
> > That's a kernel/performance issue. Perhaps there's an issue
> > with the storage driver. The fact that the load seems to be
> > low is probably because the metrics you're looking at are
> > misleading. For instance, the first delay occurs around the
> > time the backup client starts and it usually starts by scanning
> > all filesystems which probably means many small storage requests.
> > The later load is probably due to big I/O (file transfer) and it
> > seems to bother the kernel a bit less than the former one.
> If I understand you correctly, when the load shows high it is because
> the kernel is reporting it correctly, but when the load shows low it is
> because the kernel is not reporting it correctly? If so, then sar and
> top cannot be relied upon. If there another way to get to the heart of
> the issue?
Load is a very... debatable... metric.
This is an interesting article if you are interested in what you are
basing your decisions on.
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