[Gluster-devel] [Gluster-users] 120k context switches on GlsuterFS nodes
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Fri May 19 04:59:25 UTC 2017
On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 6:39 PM, Joe Julian <joe at julianfamily.org> wrote:
> On the other hand, tracking that stat between versions with a known test
> sequence may be valuable for watching for performance issues or
Once we have nightly build setup, we should take this up. Can do these
after branch out to allow time for fixing major issues if any.
> On May 17, 2017 10:03:28 PM PDT, Ravishankar N <ravishankar at redhat.com>
>> On 05/17/2017 11:07 PM, Pranith Kumar Karampuri wrote:
>> + gluster-devel
>> On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 10:50 PM, mabi <mabi at protonmail.ch> wrote:
>>> I don't know exactly what kind of context-switches it was but what I
>>> know is that it is the "cs" number under "system" when you run vmstat.
>> Okay, that could be due to the syscalls themselves or pre-emptive
>> multitasking in case there aren't enough cpu cores. I think the spike in
>> numbers is due to more users accessing the files at the same time like you
>> observed, translating into more syscalls. You can try capturing the
>> gluster volume profile info the next time it occurs and co-relate with the
>> cs count. If you don't see any negative performance impact, I think you
>> don't need to be bothered much by the numbers.
>>> Also I use the percona linux monitoring template for cacti (
>>> ST/cacti/linux-templates.html) which monitors context switches too. If
>>> that's of any use interrupts where also quite high during that time with
>>> peaks up to 50k interrupts.
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] 120k context switches on GlsuterFS nodes
>>> Local Time: May 17, 2017 2:37 AM
>>> UTC Time: May 17, 2017 12:37 AM
>>> From: ravishankar at redhat.com
>>> To: mabi <mabi at protonmail.ch>, Gluster Users <gluster-users at gluster.org>
>>> On 05/16/2017 11:13 PM, mabi wrote:
>>> Today I even saw up to 400k context switches for around 30 minutes on my
>>> two nodes replica... Does anyone else have so high context switches on
>>> their GlusterFS nodes?
>>> I am wondering what is "normal" and if I should be worried...
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> Subject: 120k context switches on GlsuterFS nodes
>>> Local Time: May 11, 2017 9:18 PM
>>> UTC Time: May 11, 2017 7:18 PM
>>> From: mabi at protonmail.ch
>>> To: Gluster Users <gluster-users at gluster.org>
>>> <gluster-users at gluster.org>
>>> Today I noticed that for around 50 minutes my two GlusterFS 3.8.11 nodes
>>> had a very high amount of context switches, around 120k. Usually the
>>> average is more around 1k-2k. So I checked what was happening and there
>>> where just more users accessing (downloading) their files at the same time.
>>> These are directories with typical cloud files, which means files of any
>>> sizes ranging from a few kB to MB and a lot of course.
>>> Now I never saw such a high number in context switches in my entire life
>>> so I wanted to ask if this is normal or to be expected? I do not find any
>>> signs of errors or warnings in any log files.
>>> What context switch are you referring to (syscalls context-switch on the
>>> bricks?) ? How did you measure this?
>>> My volume is a replicated volume on two nodes with ZFS as filesystem
>>> behind and the volume is mounted using FUSE on the client (the cloud
>>> server). On that cloud server the glusterfs process was using quite a lot
>>> of system CPU but that server (VM) only has 2 vCPUs so maybe I should
>>> increase the number of vCPUs...
>>> Any ideas or recommendations?
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