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How continuous media scrubbing impacts system performance

Because continuous media scrubbing searches only for media errors, its impact on system performance is negligible. In addition, the media scrub attempts to exploit idle disk bandwidth and free CPU cycles to make faster progress. However, any client workload results in aggressive throttling of the media scrub resource.

If needed, you can further decrease the CPU resources consumed by a continuous media scrub under a heavy client workload by increasing the maximum time allowed for a media scrub cycle to complete. You can do this by using the raid.media_scrub.rate option.