Re: Strange load spikes on 2.4.19 kernel

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 18:09:38 EST

Steven Roussey wrote:
> Was there ever a solution to this issue?

No. It wasn't clear what was going on.

> Is it kernel or ext3 based issue?

One of those.

> Is there a workaround?

Tried mounting all filesystems `-o noatime'?

> I've spent two months looking for a source and
> solution to this issue. It is pressing for me since all our users get locked
> out at the height of the spike. Ours is a webserver.

Is there much disk write activity? What journalling mode
are you using?

The output of `ps aux' during a stall would be interesting,
as would the `vmstat 1' ouptut.
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