[Gluster-users] High CPU usage with 3 bricks

Raghavendra Gowdappa rgowdapp at redhat.com
Fri Oct 5 01:25:55 UTC 2018

On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 1:54 AM Tyler Salwierz <tyler at irex.me> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a server setup on a powerful processor (i7-8700). I have three
> bricks setup on localhost - each their own hard drive. When I'm downloading
> content at 100MB/s I see upwards of 180% CPU usage from GlusterFS.
> Uploading content at 100MB/s is much more manageable, with around 50%-70%
> cpu usage combined from all the glusterfs processes.

Do you see the high CPU usage of clients and bricks?

> My question is, is this normal CPU usage? I thought GlusterFS was designed
> to be used in a RAID configuration with having an internal network setup
> with upwards of 20Gbps connectivity per node. If 1Gbps write speed is
> causing 180% cpu usage on only three hard drives/bricks, how could a raid
> setup at 20Gbps possibly be feasible?

This looks to be an anomaly, especially with reads/writes. Is it possible
to attach output of "top -bHd >> top.txt"?

Also recently there was a similar thread (though the issue was not resolved)

> This is a default distributed volume. Just the standard 3-4 commands to
> get the volume created, started and running. There has been no additional
> tuning done.
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