Scyld - Weird Beostatus bit here

Rick Niles niles at scyld.com
Wed Apr 4 00:37:39 EDT 2001


> What was not expected was that the cpu0 counter doesn't seem to track
> properly.  I started up an instance of distributed.net client on both nodes,
> and node 11 shot to 100%, like it should.  Node 10 though seems stuck at 5%,
> but the other counters (mem, disk etc) all change normally.

Can you try watching "bpsh 10 cat /proc/stat" and see if the first
number (user counts) seems to change faster than the four number (idle
counts) while your running a busy job.  This will prove that the
CPU is busy.

How does it compare with the output of "beostat -N 10 -s" ?

> The process is definitely running - I have it logging to the local ramdisk,
> and can watch the packets gets crunched and so forth.  loadavg also shows
> the correct amount of utilization.

Well, if you checked the loadavg, then I guess it's busy.

> So what got left behind (and where) in beostatus' config ?  How can it be
> reset or cleared out ?  This problem (pretty minor actually) stays around
> even after a reboot of master and slaves.

Hmm...every time you restart the "recvstats" daemon all status
information should be reset to zero. 

(i.e. "/etc/rc.d/init.d/beowulf restart")

  	Rick Niles.
	Scyld Computing Corporation.


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