Hello Len,

How many threads or processes is the workload generating?  Joyent and LX
zones see all cpus and memory of the host (regardless of cpu_cap setting as
far I know) so your workload may have gone overboard when it seen the 32*4
CPU threads and 1.5TB of RAM.  In particular, is the workload controlled by
configuration to a realistic number for having access to only 8 cpus of


On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 9:27 AM, Len Weincier <l...@cloudafrica.net> wrote:

> Just to add to this.
> The issue is happening in an LX zone.
> SmartOS image is 20160915T211220Z
> Thanks
> Len
> On 1 December 2016 at 18:17, Len Weincier <l...@cloudafrica.net> wrote:
>> Hi all
>> Is there any issues with these cpu's and smartos - "Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU
>> E7-4850 v4 @ 2.10GHz" ?
>> We have a new host with 4 of those cpus and 1.5TB ram and moved some
>> machines to the host which are now thrashing the cpu - load avg in a test 
>> zone
>> with cpu_cap=800 is over 180 and just blocked the same vm on the old
>> host was fine.
>> The old host has "Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz" cpus.
>> Thanks
>> Len
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