Strange hangups on fedora core 4

Anil Kumar Sharma xplusaks at
Sun Apr 2 16:54:51 UTC 2006

On 4/2/06, Niklaus <niklaus at> wrote:
> Hi,
> My kernel is Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 #1 Thu Jun
> 2 22:55:56 EDT 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux.
> I have been running it for a long time . My file system is ext3.
> Whenver i compile a program or untar a file like gcc , all the songs
> that i am playing stops for around 2 secs  . Even bash doesn't respond
> for 2 secs. I have 3 Ghz Cpu and 1 GB of RAM and my harddisk is pretty
> fast.
> Throughout the 2 secs i can see the harddisk light green. It is
> accessing the harddisk. I tried hdparm -d1 /dev/hdc. I don't know why
> but in windows i don't have that problem . I think earlier (about a
> year ago )i had debian , i never had this problem. Can you help.
Keep the console open with
# top -d  .1
running, choose appropriate fast speed to update (default of top not good
for 2 sec)
Also use of nice command may help.

Anil Kumar Shrama
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