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High iowait on Amazon EC2 MySQL instance with EBS volume

We have a MySQL server running on an Amazon EC2 c1.medium instance relying on a single EBS volume using the ext3 filesystem for storage. This MySQL server is queried ~500/ps by several applications ...
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is CPU actually occupied during iowait (%wa in top) on Linux / EC2?

On an 8-way Amazon EC2 instance (running Linux 2.6.21) with 8 EBS volumes and a lot of disk traffic, we see high %wa in top (30-40%), and high load average (8-9). My understanding is that processes ...