After upgrading the kernel to 2.6.32-279.14.1.el6, observing high load average and found xfsaild in D state

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  • High load average is observed after installing kernel 2.6.32-279.14.1.el6. The high load average is caused by xfsaild going into D state for each XFS formatted device.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Kernel version greater than 2.6.32-279.14.1.el6

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