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SubjectRe: Very High Load on Disk Activity in 2.4.18 (and 2.4.18-pre8)
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.

First i would like to thank you for your answer

When i do a simple "find / * | grep bla bla" the Load is over 3 after
10 seconds and about 10 after a minute.

I did a "top" and switched to non-idle mode. The only processes that appear
constantly when the load is such high are "kupdated" and "kreiserfsd". Any
ideas?

jan schreiber

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