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Re: [PATCH v3 0/4] Use AF_ALG in checksum utilities

From: Assaf Gordon
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/4] Use AF_ALG in checksum utilities
Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 20:00:57 -0600
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

Hello Paul,

On Mon, May 07, 2018 at 12:36:43AM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Assaf Gordon wrote:
> > It won't matter to a single user on a desktop, but imagine
> > a shared server at a university, when all of a sudden a sysadmin
> > might see a very very high %SYS load - with almost no way to disagnose
> > what's going on.
> Why won't sysadmins be able to diagnose this? Isn't %SYS time accounted for?

It is, and there are certainly tools to do so.

But I think (based on my somewhat limited experience) that it
is harder to diagnose casually. Most tools are geared towards
showning user-mode load.

I believe that a common rule-of-thumb is that long-term sustained
high %SYS load typically indicates a serious problem (veteran
sysadmins are welcomed to chime in and offer their opinion).

 - assaf

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