This is going on 5 days now.
The response from DH is that someone or someones, and the admins are working to identify them, is hogging all the disk I/O.
you would think.. that they would have some Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious script, report, monitor, daemon, whatever, that would just narc out the offender right away..
Meanwhile, back at the farm, I can understand the frustration.. 5 days? Come on.
08:41:53 up 2 days, 21:53, 6 users, load average: 234.15, 208.37, 198.53
08:13:07 up 3 days, 21:24, 7 users, load average: 192.69, 200.37, 204.57
No way anything is going to work like that, and I suspect it's no different right at this moment.
..and dreamhoststatus, twitter feeds, etc- reflect NOTHING of this..