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Re: FC3- System Takes Minutes To Open Any Application

Amit Rana wrote:
I shifted to FC3 last week and since then my system is working SO slow.

P4-M 1.8, 512MB RAM

Load Average is mostly 2+, RAM also get used free soon. Following is
the output of top, free, vmstat commands when I was only running
firefox and 1 terminal

[root localhost ~]# free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 503 488 15 0 108 141
-/+ buffers/cache: 238 265
Swap: 1019 0 1019

[root localhost Desktop]# vmstat
procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- --system-- ----cpu----
r b swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id wa
1 2 276 6880 99140 178664 0 1 74 29 1041 390 7 2 19 73

I am no expert but looking at vmstat, I noticed that there are 1041 interrupts received and 390 context switches. On my system (workstation) I have 7 interrupts and 17 context switches. On my workstation I have seti-boinc running and has been up for 25 days.

Also i/o waiting is at 73%. Something is making allot of calls to the processor and thus loading it down.

What is causing all the interrupts? Some USB device? What devices are connected to the computer? What services are running? Try shutting services off until you find what is causing the problem.

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