[CentOS] Software RAID1 Disk I/O
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Jan 6 02:41:55 UTC 2010
>> That's working normally with the sync completed. Mirrors should run at
>> close to the speed of a single drive. Maybe you are just expecting too
>> much from SATA or you have something like an updatedb running. An
>> 'hdparm -tT' against the partitions and md devices should give you an
>> idea of what the drives can do. And top might show what's causing the
>> load (but maybe not if it is mostly waiting on disk seeks).
> There should currently be virtually NO disk I/O on this box right now.
> Its a bare install and I have not installed any apps yet. Is there
> an easy way to tell whats using all the I/O? The drive activity light
> never goes off. I did a torch in my firewall router and there is no
> network activity going to it.
Have you turned off the mlocate cron job?
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