aio info

Richard Kearsley Richard.Kearsley at
Mon May 9 13:33:18 MSD 2011

Running nginx on freebsd 8.2 with 16 workers and aio on, when the server encounters heavy writes, all processes are in D state
Aio queue is way below system/process limit
A request for small file (said file will be in fs buffer/cache) every second varies wildly from 1ms to over 1s

>From man ps:
D       Marks a process in disk (or other short term, uninter-ruptible) wait.

What's causing the lock?

Many thanks

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