Hi All, I've got a box which is getting high loads as process are starting waiting for I/O but I can't track down the process as I think they stop/start quickly. Any ideas of how to track it down?
Yes. You need to enable process accounting using accton:
# accton /var/account/acct
Let the processes that you suspect are causing issues run for a bit. Next, use sa to determine what the heck is going on. You can get a lot of detail out of sa so make sure to read the manpage. You may also want to run bsdsar (in ports) to watch for higher-level issues while using sa to get the real detail.
/var/account/acct is going to grow pretty fast. Be sure to rotate it if you plan on leaving process accounting enabled after your troubleshooting.
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