Re: [Linux-ia64] page size > 16KB

From: David Mosberger <davidm_at_napali.hpl.hp.com>
Date: 2003-03-15 06:43:33
>>>>> On Fri, 14 Mar 2003 10:17:42 -0800, grundler@cup.hp.com (Grant Grundler) said:

  Grant> On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 01:33:12PM +0100, Jan Schreckenbach
  Grant> wrote:
  >> 2110715 cpu_idle 5996.3494 12975 sock_poll 81.0938

  Grant> As someone earlier mentioned, cpu_idle should be zero (or
  Grant> near zero).  I suspect you are IO bound - check mfg specs on
  Grant> IO cards and IO devices you are using. Then see what IO rate
  Grant> they are actually delivering (perhaps vmstat output is good
  Grant> enough).

And if it's disk I/O limited, you may want to try the 2.5 kernel,
since there have been a lot of scalability improves in the disk
subsystem.

	--david
Received on Fri Mar 14 11:45:10 2003

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