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[linux-lvm] Re: Daemon or Thread with 5 minute interval



Howard Rifkin wrote:

>> So, my question is does anyone know of a
>> kernel thread or daemon in the 2.4 kernel that wakes up every 5 minutes?
>
>[kupdated] can cause massive CPU load if your kernel does not have the IDE >chipset support for your system. I think it flushed any data in the HD
>buffers to disk and if the chipset support isn't there, then the main CPU has
>to do this using PIO.
>
>--
>Bill



** In addition to my post I might add that kswapd and bdflushd also deal with IDE drives.

**  Correcting my initial reply, kupdated deals with "journal" flushing to the
HD, which may also be relevant on your cluster.

--
Bill


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