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Old 07-28-2010, 12:38 AM   #1
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99% cpu usage due to flush-8:0 & flush-8:16


I have recently upgraded my Debian unstable to the new custom 2.6.34 kernel. The system is unresponsive and top shows two processes (flush-8:0 & flush-8:16) taking up most of the cpu time.

I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me what these processes does and what I could do to fix the problem.

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Old 07-28-2010, 01:00 AM   #2
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I'd be guessing that's the pdflush replacement - have a read of this.
As to what to do - is there any (heavy) I/O load ?.
 
Old 07-29-2010, 12:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. There was no major I/O going on. It seems I must have installed noflushd at some stage. The problem disappeared when I stopped these processes and uninstalled noflushd. I am not sure if this is related to the info about pdflush.

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Old 07-29-2010, 05:48 AM   #4
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I would think so - just forget about noflushd.
 
Old 09-09-2011, 03:03 PM   #5
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I just noticed this same issue in Debian wheezy/sid today (2011-Sep-09), except I also had a huge I/O bottle neck, as reported by iotop. Strangely, "aptitude search ~iflush" shows no results.
 
  


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