What kind of drive is it? My experience is that SATA drives hate being
banged on from multiple threads. They just can't handle multiple
simultaneous work loads without slowing down drastically. They're fine
with heavy duty single threaded IO. In my application, I serialize
I have a database placed on a shared drive.
Two processes (from different hosts) do a bunch of select commands.
I have a busy handler that sleeps of 1 second in each attempt and bails out
after 10 attempts.
The observation is that, if only one process is running (on any host) the
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