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Old 04-13-2008, 04:52 PM   #1
chickenlinux
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Unhappy Swap Space issues!


Ok, I run openSUSE 10.2.

Throughout the day, when I use general applications, the swap space fills until my computer is painfully slow.( as in CRIPPLED SNAIL slow. ) Should it be cleaning itself out? If so, what do I need to do to fix it? I have all processed terminated, with the exception of the standard backup ones used at bootup. My processor and network+harddrive usage percentiles are at 0%, so I know that nothing is using it. Please help!
 
Old 04-13-2008, 06:45 PM   #2
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with the exception of the standard backup ones used at bootup
A person might wonder what those standard ones are???
Also, what does your memory and swap look like from the
commmand: free
 
Old 04-13-2008, 07:17 PM   #3
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It sounds like you are getting an app that is hanging when you shut it out. Post your free and your top.
 
Old 04-24-2008, 07:09 PM   #4
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Here is the output of "free," when I'm not having a swap issue...

total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 515704 509468 6236 0 33884 237240
-/+ buffers/cache: 238344 277360
Swap: 522104 115356 406748

Here's the output of "top," when I"m not having a swap issue...

[H [2J (B [mtop - 20:08:37 up 1 day, 23:46, 2 users, load average: 0.67, 0.59, 0.33 (B [m [39;49m [K
Tasks: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 115 (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 1 (B [m [39;49mrunning, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 114 (B [m [39;49msleeping, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0 (B [m [39;49mstopped, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0 (B [m [39;49mzombie (B [m [39;49m [K
Cpu(s): (B [m [39;49m (B [m 1.5% (B [m [39;49mus, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 1.2% (B [m [39;49msy, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mni, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 95.8% (B [m [39;49mid, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.9% (B [m [39;49mwa, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.5% (B [m [39;49mhi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49msi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mst (B [m [39;49m [K
Mem: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 515704k (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 509780k (B [m [39;49mused, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 5924k (B [m [39;49mfree, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 29548k (B [m [39;49mbuffers (B [m [39;49m [K
Swap: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 522104k (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 115356k (B [m [39;49mused, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 406748k (B [m [39;49mfree, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 235088k (B [m [39;49mcached (B [m [39;49m [K
[6;1H
[7m PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND (B [m [39;49m [K
(B [m13718 andrew 15 0 64660 15m 10m S 2.0 3.1 0:01.08 gnome-terminal (B [m [39;49m
(B [m (B [m13734 andrew 15 0 2256 960 696 R 2.0 0.2 0:00.01 top (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 1 root 15 0 744 68 44 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.37 init (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 2 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 3 root 34 19 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:05.36 ksoftirqd/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.94 events/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 5 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 6 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kthread (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 9 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.03 kblockd/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 10 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.16 kacpid (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 99 root 20 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 cqueue/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 100 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.02 kseriod (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 137 root 21 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.05 pdflush (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 138 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.32 kswapd0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 139 root 20 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 aio/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 382 root 11 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kpsmoused (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 801 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.39 kjournald (B [m [39;49m [6;1H [K [H (B [mtop - 20:08:40 up 1 day, 23:46, 2 users, load average: 0.62, 0.58, 0.33 (B [m [39;49m [K
Tasks: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 115 (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 5 (B [m [39;49mrunning, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 110 (B [m [39;49msleeping, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0 (B [m [39;49mstopped, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0 (B [m [39;49mzombie (B [m [39;49m [K
Cpu(s): (B [m [39;49m (B [m 2.6% (B [m [39;49mus, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.7% (B [m [39;49msy, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mni, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 94.8% (B [m [39;49mid, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 1.6% (B [m [39;49mwa, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.3% (B [m [39;49mhi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49msi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mst (B [m [39;49m [K
Mem: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 515704k (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 509788k (B [m [39;49mused, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 5916k (B [m [39;49mfree, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 29548k (B [m [39;49mbuffers (B [m [39;49m [K
Swap: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 522104k (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 115356k (B [m [39;49mused, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 406748k (B [m [39;49mfree, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 235112k (B [m [39;49mcached (B [m [39;49m [K
[6;1H
[7m PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND (B [m [39;49m [K
(B [m 4190 andrew 15 0 97748 26m 17m S 1.0 5.2 0:18.08 nautilus (B [m [39;49m
(B [m (B [m13734 andrew 15 0 2260 1036 764 R 1.0 0.2 0:00.04 top (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 2895 haldaemo 16 0 5928 3120 1696 S 0.3 0.6 2:36.88 hald (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4251 andrew 15 0 117m 78m 12m S 0.3 15.5 4:05.02 main-menu (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 1 root 15 0 744 68 44 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.37 init (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 2 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m (B [m 3 root 34 19 0 0 0 R 0.0 0.0 0:05.36 ksoftirqd/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.94 events/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 5 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 6 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kthread (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 9 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.03 kblockd/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 10 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.16 kacpid (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 99 root 20 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 cqueue/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 100 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.02 kseriod (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 137 root 21 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.05 pdflush (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 138 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.32 kswapd0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 139 root 20 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 aio/0 (B [m [39;49m [6;1H [K [H (B [mtop - 20:08:43 up 1 day, 23:46, 2 users, load average: 0.62, 0.58, 0.33 (B [m [39;49m [K
Tasks: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 115 (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 3 (B [m [39;49mrunning, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 112 (B [m [39;49msleeping, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0 (B [m [39;49mstopped, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0 (B [m [39;49mzombie (B [m [39;49m [K
Cpu(s): (B [m [39;49m (B [m 17.4% (B [m [39;49mus, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 4.0% (B [m [39;49msy, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mni, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 76.6% (B [m [39;49mid, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 2.0% (B [m [39;49mwa, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mhi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49msi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mst (B [m [39;49m [K
Mem: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 515704k (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 509068k (B [m [39;49mused, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 6636k (B [m [39;49mfree, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 28564k (B [m [39;49mbuffers (B [m [39;49m [K
Swap: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 522104k (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 115356k (B [m [39;49mused, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 406748k (B [m [39;49mfree, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 235000k (B [m [39;49mcached (B [m [39;49m [K
[6;1H
[7m PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND (B [m [39;49m [K
(B [m 3776 root 15 0 110m 20m 7008 S 8.0 4.1 1:40.43 X (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4190 andrew 15 0 103m 26m 17m S 4.3 5.2 0:18.21 nautilus (B [m [39;49m
(B [m (B [m 3991 andrew 15 0 30964 5304 4764 R 2.7 1.0 0:02.45 gnome-settings- (B [m [39;49m
(B [m (B [m 4186 andrew 15 0 15360 5640 4676 R 2.3 1.1 0:07.25 metacity (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4188 andrew 15 0 62252 10m 7100 S 2.0 2.0 0:08.25 gnome-panel (B [m [39;49m
(B [m13386 andrew 15 0 50020 35m 22m S 1.3 7.0 0:23.81 konqueror (B [m [39;49m
(B [m13718 andrew 15 0 64660 15m 10m S 1.0 3.1 0:01.11 gnome-terminal (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4244 andrew 15 0 16428 2568 2064 S 0.3 0.5 0:03.41 gnome-screensav (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 1 root 15 0 744 68 44 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.37 init (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 2 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 3 root 34 19 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:05.36 ksoftirqd/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.94 events/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 5 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 6 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kthread (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 9 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.03 kblockd/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 10 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.16 kacpid (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 99 root 20 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 cqueue/0 (B [m [39;49m [6;1H [K [H (B [mtop - 20:08:46 up 1 day, 23:46, 2 users, load average: 0.57, 0.57, 0.32 (B [m [39;49m [K
Tasks: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 115 (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 1 (B [m [39;49mrunning, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 114 (B [m [39;49msleeping, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0 (B [m [39;49mstopped, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0 (B [m [39;49mzombie (B [m [39;49m [K
Cpu(s): (B [m [39;49m (B [m 17.8% (B [m [39;49mus, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 5.0% (B [m [39;49msy, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mni, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 75.6% (B [m [39;49mid, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mwa, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 1.3% (B [m [39;49mhi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.3% (B [m [39;49msi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mst (B [m [39;49m [K
Mem: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 515704k (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 509076k (B [m [39;49mused, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 6628k (B [m [39;49mfree, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 28564k (B [m [39;49mbuffers (B [m [39;49m [K
Swap: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 522104k (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 115356k (B [m [39;49mused, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 406748k (B [m [39;49mfree, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 234992k (B [m [39;49mcached (B [m [39;49m [K
[6;1H
[7m PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND (B [m [39;49m [K
(B [m 3776 root 16 0 110m 20m 7008 S 8.6 4.1 1:40.69 X (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4190 andrew 15 0 111m 26m 17m S 4.0 5.2 0:18.33 nautilus (B [m [39;49m
(B [m13718 andrew 15 0 64660 15m 10m S 3.3 3.1 0:01.21 gnome-terminal (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4186 andrew 15 0 15360 5640 4676 S 2.3 1.1 0:07.32 metacity (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4188 andrew 15 0 62252 10m 7100 S 1.3 2.0 0:08.29 gnome-panel (B [m [39;49m
(B [m13386 andrew 15 0 50020 35m 22m S 1.0 7.0 0:23.84 konqueror (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 2710 messageb 15 0 3684 896 652 S 0.3 0.2 3:58.48 dbus-daemon (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 3319 root 34 19 91932 33m 8600 S 0.3 6.7 0:45.91 zmd (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 3991 andrew 15 0 30964 5304 4764 S 0.3 1.0 0:02.46 gnome-settings- (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4205 andrew 15 0 39884 9008 5332 S 0.3 1.7 0:02.03 zen-updater (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4251 andrew 15 0 117m 78m 12m S 0.3 15.5 4:05.03 main-menu (B [m [39;49m
(B [m (B [m13734 andrew 15 0 2260 1036 764 R 0.3 0.2 0:00.05 top (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 1 root 15 0 744 68 44 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.37 init (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 2 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 3 root 34 19 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:05.36 ksoftirqd/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.94 events/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 5 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper (B [m [39;49m [6;1H [K [H (B [mtop - 20:08:49 up 1 day, 23:46, 2 users, load average: 0.52, 0.56, 0.32 (B [m [39;49m [K
Tasks: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 115 (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 1 (B [m [39;49mrunning, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 114 (B [m [39;49msleeping, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0 (B [m [39;49mstopped, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0 (B [m [39;49mzombie (B [m [39;49m [K
Cpu(s): (B [m [39;49m (B [m 27.6% (B [m [39;49mus, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 5.6% (B [m [39;49msy, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mni, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 65.8% (B [m [39;49mid, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 1.0% (B [m [39;49mwa, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mhi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49msi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mst (B [m [39;49m [K
Mem: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 515704k (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 509076k (B [m [39;49mused, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 6628k (B [m [39;49mfree, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 28580k (B [m [39;49mbuffers (B [m [39;49m [K
Swap: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 522104k (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 115356k (B [m [39;49mused, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 406748k (B [m [39;49mfree, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 234984k (B [m [39;49mcached (B [m [39;49m [K
[6;1H
[7m PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND (B [m [39;49m [K
(B [m 3776 root 15 0 110m 20m 7008 S 9.0 4.1 1:40.96 X (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4190 andrew 15 0 111m 26m 17m S 6.3 5.2 0:18.52 nautilus (B [m [39;49m
(B [m13718 andrew 15 0 64660 15m 10m S 6.3 3.1 0:01.40 gnome-terminal (B [m [39;49m
(B [m13386 andrew 16 0 50020 35m 22m S 4.3 7.0 0:23.97 konqueror (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4188 andrew 15 0 62252 10m 7100 S 2.7 2.0 0:08.37 gnome-panel (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4186 andrew 15 0 15360 5640 4676 S 2.0 1.1 0:07.38 metacity (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 3991 andrew 15 0 30964 5304 4764 S 1.0 1.0 0:02.49 gnome-settings- (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4244 andrew 15 0 16428 2568 2064 S 1.0 0.5 0:03.44 gnome-screensav (B [m [39;49m
(B [m (B [m13734 andrew 15 0 2260 1036 764 R 0.3 0.2 0:00.06 top (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 1 root 15 0 744 68 44 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.37 init (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 2 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 3 root 34 19 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:05.36 ksoftirqd/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 4 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.94 events/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 5 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 6 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kthread (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 9 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.03 kblockd/0 (B [m [39;49m
(B [m 10 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.16 kacpid (B [m [39;49m [6;1H [K [H (B [mtop - 20:08:52 up 1 day, 23:46, 2 users, load average: 0.52, 0.56, 0.32 (B [m [39;49m [K
Tasks: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 115 (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 2 (B [m [39;49mrunning, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 113 (B [m [39;49msleeping, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0 (B [m [39;49mstopped, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0 (B [m [39;49mzombie (B [m [39;49m [K
Cpu(s): (B [m [39;49m (B [m 11.0% (B [m [39;49mus, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 2.3% (B [m [39;49msy, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mni, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 86.7% (B [m [39;49mid, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mwa, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mhi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49msi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mst (B [m [39;49m [K
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Cpu(s): (B [m [39;49m (B [m 1.8% (B [m [39;49mus, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.4% (B [m [39;49msy, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mni, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 94.8% (B [m [39;49mid, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 2.6% (B [m [39;49mwa, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.4% (B [m [39;49mhi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49msi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mst (B [m [39;49m [K
Mem: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 515704k (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 509060k (B [m [39;49mused, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 6644k (B [m [39;49mfree, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 28596k (B [m [39;49mbuffers (B [m [39;49m [K
Swap: (B [m [39;49m (B [m 522104k (B [m [39;49mtotal, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 115356k (B [m [39;49mused, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 406748k (B [m [39;49mfree, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 234992k (B [m [39;49mcached (B [m [39;49m [K
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(B [m 137 root 21 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.05 pdflush (B [m [39;49m
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Cpu(s): (B [m [39;49m (B [m 4.6% (B [m [39;49mus, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.8% (B [m [39;49msy, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mni, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 91.7% (B [m [39;49mid, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 2.1% (B [m [39;49mwa, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.8% (B [m [39;49mhi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49msi, (B [m [39;49m (B [m 0.0% (B [m [39;49mst (B [m [39;49m [K
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[7m PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND (B [m [39;49m [K
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does this help at all? Thanks!
 
Old 04-24-2008, 09:19 PM   #5
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First if I am reading it correctly you are using 1/5 of your swap when you are not having an issue. That would indicate to me that you probably need more ram.

Second if you post your free and top when there is not an issue. how are we supposed to spot the app that is causing the problem?
 
Old 04-27-2008, 04:37 PM   #6
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good point. I think that I'll try some RAM soon...
 
  


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