No. It wasn't clear what was going on.
> Is it kernel or ext3 based issue?
One of those.
> Is there a workaround?
Tried mounting all filesystems `-o noatime'?
> I've spent two months looking for a source and
> solution to this issue. It is pressing for me since all our users get locked
> out at the height of the spike. Ours is a webserver.
Is there much disk write activity? What journalling mode
are you using?
The output of `ps aux' during a stall would be interesting,
as would the `vmstat 1' ouptut.
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