[collectd] [rrd-users] Can small writes generate a lot of faults?

Daniel Hilst Selli danielhilst at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 17:53:13 CEST 2013

Em 20/04/2013 09:09, Tobi Oetiker escreveu:
> hi daniel
> On 19.04.2013, at 16:42, Daniel Hilst Selli <danielhilst at gmail.com> wrote:
>> AFAIK, major page faults are generated when data that is not yet present
>> on RAM is loaded from disk, but in this case data is being write do
>> disk, I can't
>> see how writes can generate faults, but still, it seems that is
>> happening, ... !?
> rrdtool changes just few bytes in the rrf file with each update
> the OS though can only write a complete block of data to disk.
> so when you write a byte to a file, the OS has to first fetch the block, modify the byte and write the block back
> that is why rrdtool benefits greatly from more RAM as it can hold mor blocks in RAM and does not have to read them first.
> cheers tobi
Thanks Tobi, I had no idea about this read/update/write process, Now I 
know how to improve the performance of my
collectd+rrdtool stuff,


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