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iozone: 5 concurrent threads random read of 300K blocks does more ops/s than using only one thread, what could be the underlying reason?

The partition is in RAID1 using software RAID. Command line used: iozone -s 190g -r 300k -O -b test_file OPS Mode. Output is in operations per second. ...
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Linux: Get information/stats about storage network

I want to know as much info as possible about the SAN a linux server is connected to. What commands will give me the most comprehensive view? Simply knowing the WWN of LUNS doesn't do much for me. ...
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when and how to appropriately use /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches

You can clear page cache with /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches. Can someone provide a practical explanation of how this works, when as a sysadmin you would want to do this, how to determine if your system ...
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1answer
43 views

MySQL high CPU usage on small website

I have a small website hosted on a dedicated server (FreeBSD 9.2, MySQL 5.6.1 and php 5.5.5). The problem is that MySQL eats a lot of cpu resources even if the website have a few visitors. The ...
0
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1answer
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size of extent on LVM2

in LVM1 there was a limit of 65k extends. So size of extent had to been chosen carefully between wasted space on partitions (to big extent) and maximal possible size of logical volume (too small ...
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1answer
74 views

Abnormal CPU usage during Disk Write Operations

I have a decent CentOS 6.5 dedicated host (CentOS 6.5/E3-1230 3.2Ghz Quad Core + HT/16GB/Software Raid 1 SATA II/WD2503ABYX/ext4) with the default CentOS kernel and "elevator=deadline" in grub. I/O ...
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Scopserv System Load Average

Firstly, apologies for what will be a slightly less than technical explanation of the problem I am facing - I am not a SysAdmin and therefore have a somewhat limited understanding of the issue I'm ...
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2answers
179 views

VMXNET3 performance on Linux on ESX 5.0

What kind of performance can I expect from VMXNET3 adapter when running two Linux guests on the same VMware ESX private network defined between those guests? I use VMXNET3 adapter for communicating ...
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1answer
58 views

Improve Disk Performance of a Linux 2.4 Guest on KVM Host

I have a server running Linux 2.4, and I'd like to virtualize it using KVM. I can run it with a IDE controller, but my applications require more disk performance. The best existing solution is using ...
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2answers
107 views

Does LXC container performance depends of host load?

I am wondering if LXC could offer a full isolated benchmarking environment. Let's say we have 2 identical machines, with the same fresh Linux and without network connection. First machine has a load ...
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3answers
152 views

How many IOPS do I need? My workload bottleneck is storage

How can I know how many IOPS I need my storage to deliver for my overloaded Linux server? I have a server and I know it has storage as its bottleneck. I would like the bottleneck not to be storage, ...
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51 views

Splitting web project across multiple partitions on Linux (SSD, HDD and RAM Disk)

I've got a web project that pretty much consists of three parts: Code, Assets and Cache. I'm thinking of splitting it through multiple drives - Put my whole Code into SSD partition, Assets onto big ...
2
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1answer
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Server load avg. hitting 16-20, but all resources under 90% usage?

As you can see in the image shared below, the server load peaked to almost 20 but the CPU, RAM, DISK IO and Network I/O remained well under their full capacity. My question is: 1). What caused the ...
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Xdebug and performance [duplicate]

Does having Xdebug installed on a server affect its performance? I am talking about having it installed but not profiling. The profiler is not enabled just the trigger so it can be enabled on demand ...
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2answers
32 views

Apache Configuration not use server capabilities

I have a web server with 16 GB of RAM. The server has a good traffic and have pics of 300 simultaneous requests. Unfortunately when these peaks arrive queries fall into error or are very very slow. ...
2
votes
0answers
51 views

How to debug sluggish process performance

I have a test application which writes a string to a file 10000 times. I run this on two servers and I get totally different results. [SYSTEM 1] $ time ./test_depth real 0m0.152s user ...
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0answers
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Why are pgpgin/s and majflt/s inconsistent in sar -B?

In sar -B ouptut, I would naively expect pgpgin/s to equal majflt/s multiplied by the system page size. From man sar: pgpgin/s Total number of kilobytes the system paged in ...
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1answer
32 views

Firewall Connections fail to open under load

Problem : During High load , our applications are encountering errors : java.net.connection Time out. After some investigation , we found out that it was Firewall the root cause, but still don't know ...
0
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3answers
141 views

Does software RAID-0 really improve performance?

I am going to lease a server and I have two options, SATA or SSD, I decided to save the money and go for the SATA option. But I do not need all that storage they are giving me! So I thought MAYBE I ...
2
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0answers
86 views

mdadm raid10 or nfs performance issues?

I have a fresh mdadm RAID10 device which is healthy, built from 4 x 7200rpm SATA 3 drives: # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid10] [raid1] md2 : active raid10 sdc3[5] sda3[4] sdb3[1] sdd3[3] ...
4
votes
1answer
136 views

iSCSI TGTD over InfiniBand Performance

I have just configured a server-to-server 4x SDR InfiniBand link to increase bandwidth for the backend storage of my virtual machines, specifically a database server. I am using iSCSI with TGTD on ...
1
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1answer
72 views

Choosing the right database/storage engine for iptables ulogd

I'm looking for some help choosing a database backend for a iptables ulogd setup. We are going to swap out our current proprietary firewall solution with iptables and one of the requirements is to ...
1
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1answer
156 views

3ware card in RAID-5 configuration slow and causes load when writing

I have a 1Gb/s bandwidth between my computers. The source can actually read and send data at 25MB/s via SSH. My test file is 4GB, I use scp without compression for the test transfer. The rate is ...
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0answers
71 views

Apache AB results: why does adding concurrency not increase requests processed per second?

So I've been trying to use apache ab to benchmark performance, but I'm having trouble understanding why I'm getting these results. FYI, its a PHP app using Zend Framework, mySQL database, and mostly ...
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0answers
73 views

Subversion performance issue on Linux

My developers is complaining our SVN is slow. This is the data they collected:http://i.stack.imgur.com/SmYUS.jpg. The SVN server is on Linux in Canada and developers using Cygwin on Windows in UK. So ...
3
votes
1answer
120 views

IO related performance bottleneck on a LAMP server

I am administering a big LAMP server with some thousand users. About a week ago, things slowed down, and the only thing I see that the IO latency is increased dramatically. Users experience slow page ...
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votes
2answers
499 views

Relation between disk IOPS and sar tps

I'm trying to estimate IOPS requirements of my application running on 32-bit CentOS 6.2. I started to take some measurement on a machine with SATA disks and I'm quite confused of difference between ...
0
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0answers
118 views

Server & Mysql Config for Magento

I will appreciate if someone can help us as we think our server admin has no clue. We are having issues with our server such as mysql using too much CPU sometimes up to 70%. Especially when security ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

Trading Engine running on RHEL 5.x [closed]

Before asking question quick background about myself working at one of trading company this is my 1st job as sysadmin I have finish my RHCE no experience how production server work. In our company ...
0
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3answers
146 views

Linux server became extremely slow

I have a file sharing website, and my files hosted in a server with those system specifications: 32GB RAM 12x3TB 2x Intel Quad Core E5620 I have files in this server up to 4gb for each file. 446gb ...
0
votes
0answers
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How to find out which process is hogging the linux server?

We have a RHEL server. Today it suddenly became slow. Symptoms - It was responding slow to ping queries from other server. When I try to login using ssh, it was taking about 10 seconds to login. I was ...
1
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1answer
178 views

How to erase a SSD to restore factory performance in Linux?

Due to big performance issues with an mdraid-1 array I'd like to pull down from the array one of the devices (Samsung 840 Pro), erase it to restore factory performance and re-add it to the array. The ...
0
votes
0answers
164 views

Configuring ubuntu web server for wordpress stress test with apache jmeter

sorry for my english and the wall of text in advance. I've been given a project where I have to setup and configure a server with wordpress in a local environment, for stress/load testing purposes. ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Improving OpenVPN Performance

I've been trying to improve my OpenVPN performance and this is my current setup: cat /etc/openvpn/server.conf port 443 #- port proto tcp #- protocol dev tun #tun-mtu 1500 tun-mtu-extra 32 #mssfix ...
1
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1answer
396 views

How to achieve multiple NFS/TCP connections to the same server?

I'm trying to maximize the NFS/TCP bandwidth between a Linux client and a single NFS server over a 10Gbps link. Although each NFS mount has its own device (major/minor), everything comes down to a ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

How does it harm if I install JDK on my ubuntu server when JRE is just enough for me?

I just need JRE for my programs. But how does it harm if I use JDK when JRE is enough for my webserver? Does it only mean more harddisk space for JDK & except for that, no other waste? I use ...
2
votes
1answer
74 views

Creating “Odd” Size Disks in VmWare/Linux

I believe I suffer from "everything must be in powers of 2" syndrome. When asked to create a 30G disk in VmWare for a VM I want to create a 32G disk. If someone needs 256G of storage using LVM I ...
0
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1answer
141 views

current my.cnf configuration

Hello serverfault community, I have a medium sized VPS on which I run 2 Magento installations, a few static pages as well as several WordPress / Joomla installation - all personal websites and ...
3
votes
2answers
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Wifi performance is slow only when there are multiple radios in one router

I have a wireless network setup like this: Laptop \ | Wifi Router A | Wifi Router B | Wifi Router C | \ | / \ | / \ | / ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

How can I prevent my server's background data processing tasks from slowing down the whole server?

Apologies for the inexpertly phrased question. I'm not quite sure how to put it. My Linux server: Serves web pages to users Does lots of data processing and gathering in the background I'd love ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

What does negative value of -1 in kB_rd/ and kB_wr/s mean in PIDSTAT command

This is a sample output from running pidstat. minflt/s majflt/s VSZ RSS %MEM kB_rd/s kB_wr/s kB_ccwr/s 49 0 217532 18784 0.01 -1 -1 -1 Can you ...
3
votes
2answers
338 views

linux: how to simulate hard disk latency? I want to increase iowait value without using a cpu power

Is it possible to set an arbitrary delay for I/O operations? I would like to learn how do iowait and disk %util impact the performance. There are a lot of tools to stress the disk (bonnie++ etc.) but ...
1
vote
1answer
516 views

Linux RAID5 Optimal Chunk Size

I bring up, yet again, the ever-present question of how to best optimize disk structures. In my organization, we have a 14TB Linux software RAID array dedicated to storing backups made using Symantec ...
3
votes
1answer
290 views

iotop and iostat disagree

I'm trying to understand what's going on with my server's disks. It's running Ubuntu 12.04LTS and I'm used to using iostat to know when the disk is the bottleneck. But iostat -xd looks to me like ...
1
vote
1answer
342 views

please explain my fio results - is O_SYNC|O_DIRECT misbehaving on linux?

I'm going mad over figuring out what the problem could be with one of our storage boxes. With a simple fio script I'm testing random writes using bs=1M and direct=1. The SSD is a Samsung 840pro ...
4
votes
3answers
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Understanding RedHat's recommended tuned profiles

We are going to roll out tuned (and numad) on ~1000 servers, the majority of them being VMware servers either on NetApp or 3Par storage. According to RedHats documentation we should choose the ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Is there still a use for irqbalance on modern hardware?

This question has been asked before, but I believe that the world has changed enough for it to be asked again. Does irqbalance have any use on today’s systems where we have NUMA-capable CPUs with ...
1
vote
1answer
133 views

Which directory hierarchy will be the best/fastest?

I have a pretty big directory with many cache files which I want to reorganise for max performance (access times). 2x 2TB SATA III drives, software RAID 1 (mirroring) OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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vote
3answers
705 views

High await in sar

My database server has the following sar output for the data device: [postgres@dbsrv07 ~]$ LC_ALL=POSIX sar -d |egrep "await|dev253-2" 00:00:01 DEV tps rd_sec/s wr_sec/s avgrq-sz ...
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votes
1answer
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Improving Database Performance [closed]

I've heard that you can do something like the following in my.cnf to get better performance: tmpdir = /dev/shm I'm running MariaDB and wondering is this a good idea? All it does it create the ...