To further clarify how does it looks like:

* I am logging in via ssh
* I am launching tmux with two windows
* In first window I am starting svnlite checkout of base/head to /usr/src
* I am immediately switching to second window - the OS is unusable even
there, where the SSH delays caused by displaying lot of text should not be
an issue

When watching top, the OS has minimal load (around 0.1), often 100% idle,
svnlite is consuming about 10-16% WCPU, and the system mostly freezes (it
doesnt accept any keyboard input, nor updates the screen for a while, yet
flashing the cursor) when svnlite is in getblk or kqread state. After few
seconds it starts being responsive again (not causing any ssh timeouts or
anything like that), does any keyboard input that was provided when it was
freezed, and after few seconds freezes again.

I am happy to provide any requested details, or even the machine for closer
inspection. Right now I am trying to bump it up to -CURRENT to see if it
happens as well on 11.

Regards,
BL


On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Big Lebowski <spankthes...@gmail.com>wrote:

> In addition to that, I've also noticed  that even with xe guest utilitiest
> installed and started, neither halt nor shutdown -h now are working (they
> seem to stop the guest OS, but the vm stays up for the hypervisor and needs
> to be forced to shutdown/restart) and that the XenCenter console is not
> refreshing properly (it requires some additional movement, like cursor keys
> being used to refresh the screen).
>
> Regards,
> BL
>
>
> On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 12:38 PM, Big Lebowski <spankthes...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I've just installed XenServer 6.2 along with all latest patches (SP1 and
>> 014 update) on a machine that was previously a bare metal FreeBSD 9.2-R
>> installation, running fast and smooth.
>>
>> That machine is a Quad Core cpu with 32GB of RAM:
>>
>> processor : 0
>> vendor_id : GenuineIntel
>> cpu family : 6
>> model : 58
>> model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
>> stepping : 9
>> cpu MHz : 3400.086
>> cache size : 8192 KB
>> physical id : 0
>> siblings : 1
>> core id : 0
>> cpu cores : 1
>> apicid : 0
>> initial apicid : 0
>> fdiv_bug : no
>> hlt_bug : no
>> f00f_bug : no
>> coma_bug : no
>> fpu : yes
>> fpu_exception : yes
>> cpuid level : 13
>> wp : yes
>> flags : fpu de tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr mca cmov pat clflush
>> acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht nx constant_tsc nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni
>> pclmulqdq vmx est ssse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt aes hypervisor ida arat
>> tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid
>> bogomips : 6835.86
>> clflush size : 64
>> cache_alignment : 64
>> address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
>> power management:
>>
>> and 2x 3TB SATA disks connected in software raid 1 (mdraid).
>>
>> After performing the updates on XenServer, I've installed first vm,
>> FreeBSD 10.0-R amd64:
>>
>> FreeBSD poudriere 10.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE #0 r260789: Thu Jan
>> 16 22:34:59 UTC 2014     r...@snap.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
>>  amd64
>>
>> with 8 vcpu's, 8GB of RAM, and two vdisks, 8GB for /, and 100GB for
>> /poudriere (both mounted with noatime). After playing a while with the vm
>> (installing pkg, peforming portsnap fetch extract, installing poudriere)
>> I've noticed extremely poor performance:
>>
>> * portsnap extract can take over 20 minutes to dump the ports tree
>> * svnlite checkout of head/base takes ages and while it is happening, the
>> vm is almost unusable: it freezes periodicaly so even typing in console is
>> impossible, ls -la /usr/src takes few seconds to execute, the svnlite
>> process displays checked files in chunks (it runs for a while, freezes,
>> runs for a while again, and so on)
>>
>> I wonder if there's anything I am missing in running FreeBSD as XenServer
>> guest? Linux vms on the same XenServer host are running faster by orders of
>> magnitude, and fbsd is not just slower, its unusable.
>>
>> I'd appreciate any help!
>>
>> Regards,
>> BL.
>>
>
>
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