This really made me nervous but notice the mdstat says "check". This is because in Ubuntu there is a scheduled mdadm cronscript that runs everyday on Sunday at 00:57 that checks your entire array. This is a good way because it prevents gradual but unnoticed data corruption which Inever thought of.
As long as the check completes properly you have peace of mind knowing that your data integretiy is assured and that your hard drives are functioning properly (I'........
The binary "iostat" comes from the package "sysstat" and is available on all Linux/Unix like platforms.
Use the "-m" option to give you what you probably want, which is to see in MB/s how much bandwidth each disk is doing.
Linux 18.104.22.168 ((none)) 04/16/10
avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait %steal %idle
top - 09:34:12 up 2 days, 20:57, 2 users, load average: 1.83, 1.99, 2.03
Tasks: 59 total, 2 running, 57 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 0.3%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 0.0%id, 99.7%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
That 99.7% wa is iowait, it means the server is waiting for a process to complete an IOoperation or in plain English, there is a delay in........