My system has a problem.
Every now and then it suddenly just grinds to a halt. Even the mouse pointer goes juddery, switching windows is a painful experience.
I've watched the process list, and it's cron that's doing the damage, which would be understandable... except that I've got no crontabs set up at all. I can't find anything that should be running, let alone slowing me down so badly. And the machine is almost brand new too - AMD2600 and 1gig memory - I wouldn't expect speed problems like I'm seeing, even with a busy crontab.
The cron process is running various programs, but the ones that seem to be slowing me down are sed and find in particular. (I don't know what it's trying to find though)
Can anyone help point me in the right direction to find out what's happening? What should I be looking at? Thanks
I'm running SuSE 9.0, by the way.