[svlug] kernel 2.4.2 and high load = machine freezes?
76543a at mpinet.net
Thu Mar 29 16:28:02 PST 2001
Drew Bertola wrote:
> >From what I understand, 2.4.x kernels use much more swap space than
> previous kernels. I was just about to read up on some kernel posts in
> this thread:
If that is true, then the workaround is to increase your ram.
> Erik Steffl writes:
> > I installed kernel 2.4.2 and while it works ok most of the time there
> > were two occasions when computer (almost) froze, load being 100% and
> > almost nothing worked for about an hor or more.
> > both times this high load attack happened I opened xv (the thumbs
> > view) on a directory with large number of files (about 2000). I did the
> > same thing using old (2.2.17) kernel and it never caused significant
> > problems. even with 2.4.2 kernel it only happens rarely, other times it
> > works...
> > first time it happened the mouse still moved, very slowly and after
> > about 30 min. I saw that the focus starts to move from one window to
> > another (title bar of one window changed color)
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