I do a lot of work with my Linode that currently hosts a site, but every now and then (usually once every two months or so) - I'll get a warning about my IO rate being too high (Usually just higher than 6000). The last one I got said: "Your Linode ... has exceeded the notification threshold (1000) for disk io rate by averaging 6557.69 for the last 2 hours".
I'm a bit worried about this, but don't really know what to think. Is it healthy? Looking at my server graphs I never see anything special, below are two 'regular' days for my low traffic site (note that the two major spikes are my rsyncing to backup the server). Also note that even though I rsynced twice that day, I didn't get a warning come through about those. The graphs are as follows:
I've tried looking at
iotop but whenever I take a look everything looks healthy.