I am currently concerned about a strange behavior of my Gentoo system.
Just a few specs: Dual PIII-1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, Kernel 2.6.24
Following problem i noticed: after a long uptime (>31days) my system is dramatically slow when loading any application. With "slow" I mean 4minutes(!!!) from typing xterm until a new xterm window pops up. Once the application is started, everythings runs at normal speed and there's nothing to concern about anymore. Anyway, the delay before a program starts is increasing from day to day. The machine is a 24/7 server and I can't afford to reboot it every once a while.
I used strace to figure out what makes my machine hanging for such a long time before something new is happening.
You can analyze the log here: http://nopaste.ch/48902c55f1bc6dd.html
The execution stops at line 269 and is waiting 4minutes until running on.
Anyone an idea?
Thanks in advance