6.3-PRERELEASE desktop system periodically freezes momentarily
kris at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jan 8 12:27:35 PST 2008
Toomas Aas wrote:
> 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
>>> 82 processes: 2 running, 80 sleeping
>>> CPU states: 0.4% user, 98.5% nice, 1.1% system, 0.0% interrupt, 0.0%
>>> Mem: 149M Active, 227M Inact, 100M Wired, 1388K Cache, 84M Buf, 251M
>>> 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.
OK, you may need to set up hwpmc or LOCK_PROFILING to figure out what
your system is doing at that moment.
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