FC3- System Takes Minutes To Open Any Application

James Wilkinson james at westexe.demon.co.uk
Wed Dec 8 17:23:54 UTC 2004


Amit Rana wrote:
> [root at 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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