High CPU usage when downloading

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jabbarwack
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High CPU usage when downloading

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Hello, I get very high CPU usage (80-90%) when downloading a single torrent. I'm using the container linuxserver/deluge. Is there a solution to this? thanks
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Re: High CPU usage when downloading

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Hi,

It may be linked to the filesystem used on the destination disk. Example: using ntfs on a Linux box drastically raise the CPU usage for any disk operation. The container maybe part of the picture but I'm not using it so cannot tell.
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thanks for your response shamael. I'm using ubuntu and formatted my drives with ext4, using RAID1. Do you think there might be a problem there? If so, do you know how I can resolve it? thanks for your time.
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EXT4 is perfect, I'm using it too on an RPI...It not the root cause. The RAID1 driver maybe?
Restricting to 1 the number of download is the good way to start troubleshooting, you're right at this level.
I'm not experienced with container but as a basic:
- the download folder is well on the R1 directly?
- if you do a DD test to output your disk performance, nothing specific?
- do you preallocate torrent space in the Deluge setting? Give it a try if not
- In the past I troubleshooted some issue on my setup with "iostat -x1", from systat package. The high CPU usage can we wait CPU cycle either from disk queuing or network. This helped me tracking the root cause. May you give it a try to at least pinpoint the high cpu usage root cause.
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