Odd performance problem (hitching)

Eric Anderson anderson at centtech.com
Thu Sep 8 07:53:59 PDT 2005

Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> 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.

I had a similar problem with XFCE4's battery/temp monitor applet.  I 
think my freeze was about every 6-10seconds.


Eric Anderson        Sr. Systems Administrator        Centaur Technology
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