Oracle VM 3.x - High Disk I/O at the Guest VM Causes Excessive CPU usage by blkback processes On Dom0
Last updated on MAY 17, 2018
Applies to:Oracle VM - Version 3.1.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
2015-08-06 Reviewed for relevance.
- On PVM Guests, when high i/o load is issued to the /dev/xvd devices, it causes all the corresponding "blkback" processes at the Dom0 (Control domain) to consume almost 100% CPU time.
- The I/O issued at the Guest VMs goes very slow and takes up a long time for its completion and thereby increases the system load.
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