Stabbing in the dark, but this sounds like a multipath problem. Perhaps
you have 2 or more paths to the storage, and one or more of them is down
for some reason, perhaps the hardware itself, perhaps a cable is
pulled.... You could look for LEDs in a bad state.
I always find it instructive to reboot such a system and watch what
comes up on the console during the startup.
On 9/20/2016 12:29 PM, Joe Landman wrote:
On 09/20/2016 12:21 PM, Lewis Hyatt wrote:
We do not know if it's related, but this same OSS is in a very bad
state, with very high load average (200), very high I/O wait time, and
taking many seconds to respond to each read request, making the array
more or less unusable. That's the problem we are trying to fix.
This sounds like a storage system failure. Queuing up of IOs to drive
the load to 200 usually means something is broken elsewhere in the
stack at a lower level. Not always ... sometimes you have users who
like to write several million/billion small ( < 100 byte ) files.
What does dmesg report? Try to do a pastebin/gist of it, and point it
to the list.
Things that come to mind are
a) offlined RAID (most likely): This would explain the user load, and
all sorts of strange messages about block devices and file systems in
b) A user DoS against the storage: usually someone writing many tiny
There are other possibilities, but these seem more likely.
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