6.3-PRERELEASE desktop system periodically freezes momentarily

Toomas Aas toomas.aas at raad.tartu.ee
Tue Jan 8 12:22:19 PST 2008

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> 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.

>> 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
> OK, it is not in use now, but check again immediately after the pause.

I just did that. Rebooted, logged back in using xdm, quickly started an 
xterm and top in it. Then moved around the mouse pointer. When the freeze 
happened, 'top' (which itself froze too) showed that 609 MB memory was 
free and no swap was being used.

Toomas Aas

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