[Box Backup] Load average during housekeeping?
boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Fri Mar 18 20:20:58 GMT 2005
On 18 Mar 2005, at 19:19, Marco Bartholomew wrote:
> Whenever the Box server does its housekeeping, the load average on the
> machine jumps above 2. Is that normal?
It will do quite a bit of work, as it has to scan every file. It's not
niced or anything, so could use all CPU. But a load average of 2 seems
a bit high, as quite a lot of the time it'll be waiting for the disc,
and there's only one process doing the housekeeping.
Perhaps the machine is doing something else at the same time?
> Machine is running Linux kernel 2.6.10, and the backup store is a
> little over 100 gig right now.
Should be OK.
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