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Re: FC3- System Takes Minutes To Open Any Application



Hello James,

 Thanks for the response.

>Did Amit Rana (the Original Poster) use nodma for install purposes? Did
>it get onto the kernel line in /boot/grub/grub.conf? As that would do
>it.
Following is my grub.conf

default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,4)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
        root (hd0,4)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
title XP
        rootnoverify (hd0,1)
        chainloader +1

Message: 8
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 17:23:54 +0000
From: James Wilkinson <james westexe demon co uk>
Subject: Re: FC3- System Takes Minutes To Open Any Application
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
Message-ID: <20041208172354 GA6209 howells westexe demon co uk>
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Amit Rana wrote:
> [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

Robin Laing replied:
> 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.
>
Did Amit Rana (the Original Poster) use nodma for install purposes? Did
it get onto the kernel line in /boot/grub/grub.conf? As that would do
it.

James.


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