Re: BUG: jbd2 slowing down file copies even though no journalingfile system is used
From: Ted Ts'o
Date: Sun May 13 2012 - 00:41:03 EST
On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 01:21:00AM +0200, Björn Christoph wrote:
> IOTOP shows this in some cases, mostly jbd2 is not there:
> PRIO USER DISK READ DISK WRITE SWAPIN IO> COMMAND
> 416 be/3 root 0.00 B/s 97.65 M/s 0.00 % 13.74 % [jbd2/dm-1-8]
Well, the file system in that has the huge write bandwidth is
whichever device is associated with device mapper device dm-1 (i.e.,
with a device mapper minor number of 1). What does "ls -l
/dev/mapper" show you?
Whatever file system is associated with it is clearly generating a lot
of journal activity.
Something that may help in determining what process is generating all
of this journal activity (which is likely the result of something
calling fsync a lot) is to try this:
echo 1 > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/ext4/ext4_sync_file_enter/enable
... then wait for a minute or so, and then capture the output of:
See if that shows up anything useful.
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