[CentOS] question about top output

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Mar 24 18:31:15 UTC 2009


on 3-24-2009 7:30 AM Greenseid, Joseph M (IS) spake the following:
>> Can you swap the disk drives with a node that works OK?
> 
> i will try that when i get back to the data center and can swap the nodes.
> 
> 
>> Have you compared BIOS setups? Something tells me this is like
>> interrupts related. Could even be poorly seated hardware: memory, power
>> or data cables, video, etc.
>>
>> IIRC, BIOS settings can also have an effect there.
> 
> all the bios were flashed to the same version and configured the same
> before we started with these systems. 
> 
> something must be wrong with the node for it to run slow, but i just
> didn't understand how top was showing such weird output. 
> 
> thanks for the suggestions.
> 
Could it be something more simple like a memory module in the wrong slot
causing the system to not page-interleave the ram? I have had this happen when
I depended on others to set up multiple systems.


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