[kwlug-disc] rsync causing processor spike

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 15:54:58 EST 2013


As it happens, I was running RSYNC on one of my machines myself when this
message came in, so I thought I would post my own TOP for reference.

This is on a Desktop 13.10 x64 install, which I am accessing remotely.

You'll see that RSYNC is listed twice here.

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On 6 December 2013 15:47, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

> Can you run vmstat or top while this is happening, and post the output
> here? Maybe it is wait for I/O and not really user or system CPU time?
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Joe Wennechuk <
> youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I am trying to rsync to an external drive on a running system; however,
>> it is causing the processor to spike and bring down the webserver.
>>
>> I tried
>> #> ionice -c3 -n19 rsync -vhr /dir/* /external/backup/
>>
>> but it still spikes the processor?
>>
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