I/O Bound Procs Clobbering Responsiveness

Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R caf at omen.com
Mon Nov 7 16:36:10 UTC 2011

This a subjective comment, but it seems that I/O bound procs
such as disk copy are seriously impacting GUI response more
than before.   For example, switching windows can take 30 seconds
or more.  Indeed it appears the system has halted except that the
clock seconds keep ticking away.

Setup:  R6550 8GB Fedora 16 64 bit accessed via TigerVNC over
a gigabit LAN.

Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R     caf at omen.com   www.omen.com
Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
   Omen Technology Inc      "The High Reliability Software"
10255 NW Old Cornelius Pass Portland OR 97231   503-614-0430

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