pve-firewall disk usage 30%


Renowned Member
Feb 25, 2016
Almost all the time, the load in the atop is about 30%
5239 2577K 0K 0K 25% pve-firewall

How can I reduce the load, IO Delay reaches up to 20%

Proxmox Virtual Environment 4.2-17/e1400248
does the problem persist if you restart the firewall service with `systemctl restart pve-firewall.service`?
After boot
PID                          RDDSK                          WRDSK                          WCANCL                          DSK                         CMD        1/18
 4867                          3539K                             0K                              0K                          34%                         pve-firewall
After restart service
After restart
  PID                          RDDSK                          WRDSK                          WCANCL                          DSK                         CMD        1/13
10857                          3539K                             0K                              0K                          58%                         pve-firewall
Sorry Slawka, I overlooked that you still run on a PVE 4.x which is no longer supported. I strongly recommend to upgrade your system to the latest version and keep it up to date. Please follow this wiki post to upgrade https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Upgrade_from_4.x_to_5.0
Regarding your issue you can of course try to narrow down which files pve-firewall is reading (lsof), log files in general (journalctl) output of `systemctl status pve-firewall`... But I strongly recommend you to upgrade as a first step and see if the issue persists.


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