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    SubjectRe: Very High Load on Disk Activity in 2.4.18 (and 2.4.18-pre8)
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    On 25 May 2002 10:26, jan.lists@cionix.de wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm experiencing a strange effect. As soons as there is some higher disk
    > activity (untarring the linux kernel is enough, which really should be no
    > problem) the system load gets really high (some times over 10) but the CPU
    > is 100% idle (reported by top).

    Which processes aren't sleeping? Look for STAT values other than 'S'
    and/or type 'i' to switch top into no-idle mode.
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