[Users] high load average on OpenVZ servers

Cliff Wells cliff at develix.com
Wed Mar 18 20:53:02 EDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 15:12 +0100, Frank wrote:
> Hi,
> we are using a couple of OpenVZ servers with 
> 2.6.18-92.1.18.el5.028stab060.2PAE kernel
> Both have 4 CPU and 16 GB of RAM (they are Dell Servers)
> One of them have 12 VEs, not CPU intensive, and we are having this load:

You don't mention what you have for disks.  On Linux the load average
includes processes blocking on I/O.  A slow disk setup can cause a high


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