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Re: slow hard drives crushing interactivity

tir, 25.01.2005 kl. 09.13 skrev Sitsofe Wheeler:
> On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 18:01 -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On my IBM X31 laptop, the system entirely locks up when there's a lot of
> > disk access, some common situations are:
> >  - when getting heavily into swap due to a runaway process
> >  - when running rpm/yum
> > 
> > It's not *technically* locked up (i.e. if you wait long enough it will
> > come back) but in practice you have to reboot if a process has a memory
> > leak, and you can't do any work while running yum.
> This is actually an already reported bug (although the reported one was
> concerned with what openoffice would do to a system when it forced
> swap):
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/beta/show_bug.cgi?id=142809

yup. OO went overboard for me yesterday. It finally (after using up all
my ram (381 MB) and 768 MB's of swap, took about 10-15 minutes...) got
killed by the OOM-killer (which somehow *STARTED* with killing off
evolution, firefox, gaim, azureus ETC, not the real culprit -

All i did was right-click a mispelled word!

Well, at least it got me to comment out about 95% of the dictionary list
(which i have had on my "todo" list for a long time now). But why where
all the languages listed twice?


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