Vmstat showing blocking processes



  • I'm new to the forum, but not new to pfsense.  I recently installed the 1.2 release onto a Toshiba Tecra laptop (smp working).

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    FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p11 #0: Sun Feb 24 16:32:58 EST 2008
        sullrich@builder6.pfsense.com:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/src/sys/pfSense.6
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    CPU: Genuine Intel(R) CPU          T2300  @ 1.66GHz (1662.51-MHz 686-class CPU)
      Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x6e8  Stepping = 8
      Features=0xbfe9fbff <fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,htt,tm,pbe>Features2=0xc189<sse3,mon,est,tm2,<b14>,<b15>>
      Cores per package: 2
    real memory  = 1064960000 (1015 MB)
    avail memory = 1033117696 (985 MB)</b15></sse3,mon,est,tm2,<b14></fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,htt,tm,pbe></dmesg>

    vmstat continually shows 4 blocked processes:

    vmstat 2
    procs      memory      page                  disk  faults      cpu
    r b w    avm    fre  flt  re  pi  po  fr  sr ad0  in  sy  cs us sy id
    0 4 0  65336 916740  144  0  0  0 127  0  0  748  294 1144  0  0 99
    0 4 0  65336 916740    1  0  0  0  0  0  0 29936  60 2184  0  1 99
    0 4 0  65336 916740  44  0  0  0  38  0  0 29929  124 2187  0  0 100
    0 4 0  65336 916740    1  0  0  0  0  0  0 29928  76 2206  0  0 100
    0 4 0  65336 916740    0  0  0  1  0  0  3 29931  60 2210  0  0 100

    even when the firewall is processing no traffic.  I was just wondering if this was normal as I didn't notice it with the previous release.


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