Why do I receive poor disk io performance on RHEL 5.5 guests running on a RHEL 5.5 KVM host

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Issue

  • Receives very poor disk io performance on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 guests running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 KVM host

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 KVM host
  • kvm-83-105.el5.x86_64
  • Kernel 2.6.18-194.11.1 (KVM host)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 guest

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