diagnosing a reacurring system freeze
kdk at daleco.biz
Fri Feb 16 00:03:59 UTC 2007
Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 05:02:27PM -0600, Derek Ragona wrote:
>> Hard to tell if it is your dc0 ethernet adapter or a swap issue. I would
>> try a different ethernet controller and see what happens as that is a cheap
> Yeah, I missed the swap message - when your system is swapping then
> performance will definitely be terrible.
And when it's *out* of swap space, it'll be even worse. The OP has two
problems, both of which could be significant. Out of swap is, for certain.
> In fact now I see that I've already given this advice to the original
> poster on two previous occasions (November and January). I guess he
> chooses not to believe it.
Kris: if so, his loss.
Ross: add more swap space, and perhaps your system will behave a tad
better. There's an article in the manual; see also swapon(8) and
Re: watchdog timeouts, see dc(4). If you are on a ISP that has some
performance problems (mine seems that way), that could be it. Also,
check your other network equipment; if you have any way, for example, to
test with a different switch/hub/router, and to try different settings
for the adapter (duplex/half, etc.), it might be worth a try.
Or, you could always change your ethernet card (unless we're talking
about laptops here).
My $0.02 (at a lower exchange rate than Kris's),
Emersons' Law of Contrariness:
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do
what we can. Having found them, we shall then hate them
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