Prevent process in disk wait

Chris snagit at
Thu Oct 12 19:40:04 PDT 2006

On Oct 12, 2006, at 6:32 PM, Olivier Nicole wrote:

>> While installing the Ruby port on a 6.1-Release system (uname -a
>> ...
>> 37788  p0  DL+   39:43.11 ./ruby18 ./bin/rdoc --all --ri --op
>> /usr/local/share/ri/1.8/system .
>> The system is an old Pentium 5 with a standard IDE drive. Is there a
> I got hit bit that a couple of times too.
> For some reason, Ruby at some stage tries to browse the complete hard
> disk in order to find things like libraries.
> At least that's what I guessed.
> Anser was: get a better/newer hardware.
Yes, I wasn't clear in trying to answer the original post. Inadequate  
that led to swapping seemed to be the source of that port being a  
slow upgrade.
I thought that might explain the problem described.

With the methods as described in the previous post, perhaps one could  
get by with
antiquated hardware though for testing purposes and playing. 

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