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SubjectRe: Very High Load on Disk Activity in 2.4.18 (and 2.4.18-pre8)
On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 11:19:21AM +0200, Jan Schreiber 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.
>
> 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?
>

run:

ps ax|grep " D"

And list the output here. Also, is anything else running at the time?
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