X11 for the graphics?
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nouveau keeps loading even blacklisted. Any hint?
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muppis: XSERVER=nv ?
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I have a server which has been running successfully for some time (since last July), as of last week, the system seems to freeze on the clients like crazy, every minute or so the client becomes unresponsive.
I've done what I could to check the pipes.
There doesn't seem to be a network issue.
All I'm left with is the ltsp server, and I can't for the life of me try to ascertain what the issue is.
Has anyone else run into something like this before?
System is currently only running 6 clients. It's an 8 core xeon with 48 gigs of memory. Running debian lenny. (afraid to go to squeeze just yet)
The home directories are remote mounted via nfs. No issue there.
I think I'm going to remove the NBD settings since they are thin clients.
Don't mind me, I'm just rambling. But this issue cropped up early last week, and the users are gettin' mighty pissed...
I even have suggestions to install windows, because windows wouldn't do things like this :(
nutron: you using NBD swap, or NBD root, or both?
vagrantc: nbd swap
Hmm after running iostat on the nfs server, it seems that I get spikes of 30%+ iowait, though I can't tie them to the lockups.
The nfs server runs the home directories.
seperate from the application server?
vagrantc: aye, seperate
but orbit, dbus and gconf all use the home directory... Though I'm not sure which would cause the locks if the nfs server wasn't responding fast enough.
nutron: could try taking the NFS server out of the picture and moving some home dirs directly onto the application server
nutron: are you running the ltsp backports?
vagrantc: aye, thought of that, but it's a bind mount and have to wait for the users to go home, so there's no instant love there.
vagrantc: yes I am.
nutron: they sshfs-mount the home dirs on the thin-clients in order to support localapps
well, if they're crashing every minute, i don't see what the difference is in intentionally taking them down
nutron: can't runa rest user and change the homedir?
vagrantc: heh, they're not crashing.. they .. pause..
nutron: i *do* vaguely recall something like that...
like you click the application menu, then it appears but the highlight doesn't move with the mouse... it's unresponsive for a few seconds... then it seems to catch up again.
same for when typing an email etc.
you type.. it freezes but it retains everything you typed and the buffer clears and all your words appear.
think i just eventually replaced the server ... or ram, or something like that
that sounds liek an I/O issue
nutron: any cron jobs?
running every minute
Yeah it is io... i see the nfs server having large io waits..
Hmm nope, I've been watching the logs for days... every five minutes I get the php poller from cacti running, but otherwise the app server is clear to do its thing.
nutron: are they running gnome? i seem to recall something that took heavy i/o toll by doing indexing of the homedir by default
yep gnome, heavy indexing?
some search indexing program...
I don't that would be it... here I'll paste a snapshot of iostat on the nfs machine
it used to go crazy on my laptop
had to kill it all the time
ps doesn't show any instances of couchdb
this is lenny still, nothing got installed .. unless I don't know about it :P
one day it worked, the next it started acting up?
though the iowait is low, there are times when it jumps quite high
vagrantc: yeah, last tuesday people started complaining about the pauses.
and it's all about the writes
bad disk in a raid array?
nutron: have you dropped a disk in your raid array
and not noticed?
cat /proc/mdstat doesn't show me much
and dmesg again, doesn't show much
I'll check it again
wwwow.. cat /proc/mdstat took 3 seconds on the nfs server...
ok there's something wrong there for sure
there's your problem
no errors though?
should look something like this:
md1 : active raid5 sdj sdc sda sdb sdh sdd sdi sdg 10255969472 blocks level 5, 64k chunk, algorithm 2 [8/8] [UUUUUUUU]
ie. should it complain about _something_?
yeah, that's right, mine looks like that
but running cat against it took a long time
yeah no underscores..
md0 : active raid1 sda1 sdd1 sdc1(S) sdb1 1945310720 blocks [3/3] [UUU]
anything suspeicious in top?
yeah that looks fine
mysql.. but.. it's always been a hog on the nfs machine
though.. wait i did have ata problems at boot on the nfs server... they magically went away after I forced a rebuild
32116 mysql 19 -1 4237m 1.2g 6004 S 2 4.9 240:08.05 mysqld
1.2g resident and 4.2g virtual
maybe a little swappity
ram is not your problem, but it may be indicative of a larger issue
what does free say
0k of swap used
on both boxes..
24 gigs on the nfs server
well, good luck sorting that out...
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vagrantc: heh, thanks
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Error: failed to connect to NBD server --- ?
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alkisg, had to try it when I get back to home.
np. Good morning all.
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alkisg: how to bypass pxelinux?
tech__dav: please ask on the channel, not specific persons. What do you mean? You want to load the kernel directly?
sorry, I was reading previous chats --
you taught me about gpxe -- ctrl+b ..... to load the kernel by passing the pxelinux before...
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tech__dav: use google translate on that forum post: http://users.sch.gr/alkisg/tosteki/index.php?topic=1451.msg24373#msg24373
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