Mayastor has been designed so as to be able to leverage the peformance capabilities of contemporary high-end solid-state storage devices. A significant aspect of this is the selection of a polling based I/O service queue, rather than an interrupt driven one. This minimises the latency introduced into the data path but at the cost of additional CPU utilisation by the "reactor" - the poller operating at the heart of the Mayastor pod. When Mayastor pods have been deployed to a cluster, it is expected that these daemonset instances will make full utilization of their CPU allocation, even when there is no I/O load on the cluster. This is simply the poller continuing to operate at full speed, waiting for I/O. For the same reason, it is recommended that when configuring the CPU resource limits for the Mayastor daemonset, only full, not fractional, CPU limits are set; fractional allocations will also incur additional latency, resulting in a reduction in overall performance potential. The extent to which this performance degradation is noticeable in practice will depend on the performance of the underlying storage in use, as well as whatvever other bottlenecks/constraints may be present in the system as cofigured.