High CPU Utilization When Copying to Ext4

Mccauliff, Sean D. (ARC-PX)[Lockheed Martin Space OPNS] sean.d.mccauliff at nasa.gov
Sun Jun 26 17:33:16 UTC 2011

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I'm copying terabytes of data from an ext3 file system to a new ext4 file system.  I'm seeing high CPU usage from the processes  flush-253:2, kworker-3:0, kworker-2:2, kworker-1:1, and kworker-0:0.   Does anyone on the list have any idea what these processes do, why they are consuming so much cpu time and if there is something that can be done about it?  This is using Fedora 15.


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