Invisible process killing the CPU
joe at joeholden.co.uk
Fri Feb 16 18:42:34 UTC 2007
Nagy László Zsolt wrote:
> Laszlo Nagy wrote:
>> 75% user, 24.2% system, 0.0% idle. Despite those stats, I do not see
>> what is eating up 100% cpu time. I already restarted the computer but
>> it is the same. This problem started some hours ago. The CPU is hot, I
>> can feel it on the air stream pouring out the computer case. There are
>> more people that should work with this computer, but they can't. It is
>> terribly slow. Please help me.
> Probably it is not a problem with the kernel (it was working before) but
> I tried to upgrade to the latest 6.2 branch. make buildworld is so
> incredibly slow that I don't think it will finish within a week. :-(
> Compilation starts, but the C compiler only gets about 0.3% CPU time.
> The remaining 99.7% is lost somewhere. :-(
Possible hardware problem perhaps? Are you able to run a "burn-in" test
on the machine?
Stabbing in the dark really.
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