What is "zio->i"?
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Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2023 17:52:20 UTC
FreeBSD 13.1-RELEASE-p5, using SCHED_4BSD. What is "top" telling me when a process is in "zio->i" state? Every so often, either firefox or thunderbird seemingly sits there contemplating its own navel in that state for up to a minute or two. It recovers of its own accord, of course, but I wish I knew what it meant. Just a few months ago, I moved my /usr partition from UFS to ZFS, saving myself some fsck aggravation (rarely necessary, but very slow when needed). "top" also reports some pretty big ARC numbers -- specifically, bigger than free memory, but not big enough to consume any swap space: Mem: 1232M Active, 1577M Inact, 27M Laundry, 2675M Wired, 175M Buf, 317M Free ARC: 1823M Total, 283M MFU, 1515M MRU, 16K Anon, 5117K Header, 13M Other 1712M Compressed, 2135M Uncompressed, 1.25:1 Ratio Swap: 8192M Total, 8192M Free -- George