6.3-PRERELEASE desktop system periodically freezes momentarily
kris at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jan 8 12:08:06 PST 2008
Toomas Aas wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> Toomas Aas wrote:
>>> I have a 6.3-PRERELEASE system (last cvsupped Dec 12), which always
>>> freezes *once* a few minutes after booting up.
>> This is usually when your system accesses swap because you ran out of
>> free RAM.
> Hmm, I thought that 768 MB RAM (minus 16 for integrated video) should be
> enough for anyone ;) at least when just running fluxbox with no apps
> started yet. Right now 'top' shows that no swap is being used and I have
> Thunderbird, Firefox, xchat, xmms, xcalc and 5 xterms with ssh sessions:
> last pid: 1264; load averages: 1.04, 1.04, 1.01 up 0+02:07:15 21:59:30
> 82 processes: 2 running, 80 sleeping
> CPU states: 0.4% user, 98.5% nice, 1.1% system, 0.0% interrupt, 0.0% idle
> Mem: 149M Active, 227M Inact, 100M Wired, 1388K Cache, 84M Buf, 251M Free
> Swap: 512M Total, 512M Free
> but of course I can't claim that swap wasn't being used when the problem
> I do understand that there is virtually nothing in my initial posting
> that could possibly help track down the problem. I just got this "me
> too" feeling.
OK, it is not in use now, but check again immediately after the pause.
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