Prelink eating all my resources
dotancohen at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 07:12:52 UTC 2005
Once again my FC4 box (Duron 1200mHz, 512 ram) has crawled to a halt.
I quickly top'ed and found a process prelink that varied between
74%-98% CPU usage.
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
5202 root 39 19 11724 9280 536 R 89.9 1.9 0:23.59 prelink
So I googled for prelink and now know that it helps preload libraries
so that progreams can start faster. Which is senseable because the
machine started slowing down when I clicked 'manage bookmarks' in
firefox, which opens another program. My question is, what can I do to
prevent this from happening again? Do I have to ust cross my fingers
every time I open a new program?
Could this be related to the fact that I have no swap partition? I
know that I should probably add one, I guess that I've just been too
lazy to learn how. Will adding a swap partition make the machine less
sluggish? For this 512 ram machine, I was thinking of adding a 2 gig
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