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SubjectRe: Memory pressure handling with iSCSI
Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com> wrote:
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> After KS & OLS discussions about memory pressure, I wanted to re-do
> iSCSI testing with "dd"s to see if we are throttling writes.
>
> I created 50 10-GB ext3 filesystems on iSCSI luns. Test is simple
> 50 dds (one per filesystem). System seems to throttle memory properly
> and making progress. (Machine doesn't respond very well for anything
> else, but my vmstat keeps running - 100% sys time).

It's important to monitor /proc/meminfo too - the amount of dirty/writeback
pages, etc.

btw, 100% system time is quite appalling. Are you sure vmstat is telling
the truth? If so, where's it all being spent?

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