DHCP failover problems - still

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Wed May 6 20:58:56 UTC 2009

> > My own theory is that the server gets sufficiently busy with disk I/O
> > (or in your case NFS I/O) that it doesn't have time to process the
> > keepalive messages. See for instance
> >
> >  https://lists.isc.org/pipermail/dhcp-users/2008-August/007017.html
> I'd believe that if our server was really very busy.  But we're only  
> receiving maybe 5-10 messages a second at most... CPU sits at about 1%  
> usage.

The CPU usage is normally not relevant at all. Have you looked at your
disk I/O statistics? I/Os per second, percentage busy, etc. On FreeBSD
6 (and newer) gstat is a good tool for this.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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