Martin Grotzke wrote:
>> You could try different kernel I/O elevators and see if that improves
>> I have made good experiences with elevator=deadline and
> Ok, great info.
> I'm not sure at which device to look honestly to check the current
> mount/fstab shows the device /dev/mapper/VG01-www for the relevant
> partition. When I check iostat high utilization is reported for the
> devices dm-4 and sda (showing nearly the same numbers for util
> so I suspect that dm-4 is mapped on sda.
Use the option -N of "iostat" to see long device names.
You can use "lvm" to figure out the mapping.
> This is the current config:
> $ cat /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler
> noop anticipatory deadline [cfq]
> $ cat /sys/block/dm-4/queue/scheduler
Do you mean literal "none" or do you mean that the file is empty?
> Which of them should be changed?
> I'll discuss this also with our hosting provider next week, he'll know
> what has to be done.
I'd just add "elevator=deadline" to the kernel line in /etc/grub.conf
and reboot. At least if it is a dedicated database machine.
But of course you want to change it on the fly first to test - not
the answer to your question, I would change it in both devices if I can.