Odd performance problem (hitching)

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Thu Sep 8 03:10:34 PDT 2005

On Thursday 08 September 2005 17:43, Don Lewis wrote:
> That could be an important clue.  Maybe one of the X apps that you are
> running, like your mail reader, browser, or system status monitor.  Try
> running X with one of the lightweight window managers and just an xterm
> or two.
> The 10 second interval doesn't make it sound like the problem is any of
> the built in kernel tasks.  It's more consistent with something that
> runs every 10 seconds in userland that monopolizes some kernel resource
> whenever it runs.

Possibly, but I would expect to see some evidence in top of this.

Also, during the 'lag' X drops or doubles up keypresses - it would suprise me 
to find that a userland app could make X do that very easily.

I will try your suggestion though.

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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