[Box Backup] Load average during housekeeping?

Ben Summers 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.

Ben




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