Experiences with RELENG_7

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Sat Oct 27 16:44:19 PDT 2007

Roland Smith wrote:
> Hovewer, sometimes a program seems to hog the CPU for a couple of
> seconds (as seen in top(1))

Can you please explain (with supporting paste of command output) what 
you mean by this?

> and interactivity suffers
> tremendously. Could this be the scheduler getting mixed up? This happened
> two times with graphics/telak, which I use to put update some graphs on
> my desktop every minute. In both cases I killed the program. But it also
> happened one time with cc1 during compilation of a program.

This is usually caused by the system running out of memory and touching 
swap.  Have you ruled this out?


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