6.3-PRERELEASE desktop system periodically freezes momentarily

Kris Kennaway 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 
> happened.
> 
> 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.

Kris



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