[CentOS] High l-avg with centos 4.8 on G2 only

Christoph Maser cmr at financial.com
Tue Jan 5 16:05:11 UTC 2010


Am Dienstag, den 05.01.2010, 16:51 +0100 schrieb fortin.pierre at bell.ca:
> Hi
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> We deployed centos 4.8 on HP DL380 G2, G3 and G4 servers (same number
> of cpus). The same software is running on all servers.
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> Only on G2 servers we see a low cpu utilization combined with high
> load-average.
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> For example, during the same time of day and same workload, on a G2 I
> see a l-avg of 11.31 and on a G4 I see 2.68.
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> The server response time seems unchanged and we don’t have any problem
> with it so far, but I need to figure out why the l-avg remains high.
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> We were running redhad AS 3 before, and the l-avg was low on all
> server type.
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> Anyone have an idea where I should look.
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Try "iostat -x 10" and look if the disks are busy.

Chris


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