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Old 10-13-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
googie
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Mplayer freezes shorty 3 times every 5-10 minutes.


Hi,

Since about 2-3 weeks I have this strange problem, that while watching with mplayer, it freezes for a second or two, 3 times in a row (2 secs freeze, 1 sec good, 2 secs freeze, 1 sec good, 2 secs freeze). It happens for about every 5-10 minutes.

I also noticed that CPU usage jumps up to 100% (for only one core and I have four of them).

I'm using xv driver for mplayer and it always worked like a charm. Even now it works pretty well, except for those short breaks. It usually consumes about 40% of the single core for FullHD videos.

What's interesting, when I use top or htop (as a root) I cannot see this 100% CPU usage (mplayer uses about 14% in htop at that problematic moment), but I can see it on my KDE panel monitor (as regular user). It's this one:

It seems that "something" is consuming my whole cpu leaving just about 14% to mplayer, which then cannot work correctly. I just cannot find out what is it :/

I'm using Slackware current and I update it with recent packages from time to time. I did upgrade some packages 4 weeks back, here is the list of those packages:

Code:
file:///var/log/packages/zlib-1.2.8-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xwd-1.0.6-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xset-1.2.3-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xscreensaver-5.22-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xrandr-1.4.1-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xprop-1.2.2-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xpdf-3.03-i486-3
file:///var/log/packages/xlockmore-5.43-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xload-1.1.2-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xhost-1.0.6-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xfwm4-4.10.1-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xfd-1.1.2-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xfce4-weather-plugin-0.8.3-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xfce4-taskmanager-1.0.0-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xfce4-systemload-plugin-1.1.1-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xfce4-session-4.10.1-i486-3
file:///var/log/packages/xfce4-screenshooter-1.8.1-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xfce4-power-manager-1.2.0-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xfce4-panel-4.10.1-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xfce4-clipman-plugin-1.2.3-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-xgixp-1.8.1-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-xgi-git_be3abf8570a-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-voodoo-1.2.5-i486-5
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-vmware-13.0.1-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-v4l-0.2.0-i486-9
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-tseng-1.2.5-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-trident-1.3.6-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-tga-1.2.2-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-tdfx-1.4.5-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-sisusb-0.9.6-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-sis-0.10.7-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-siliconmotion-1.7.7-i486-5
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-savage-2.3.6-i486-5
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-s3virge-1.10.6-i486-5
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-s3-0.6.5-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-rendition-4.2.5-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-r128-6.9.1-i486-5
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-openchrome-0.3.3-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-nv-2.1.20-i486-5
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-nouveau-1.0.9-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-neomagic-1.2.8-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-modesetting-0.8.0-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-mga-1.6.2-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-mach64-6.9.4-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-intel-2.21.15-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-i740-1.3.4-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-i128-1.3.6-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-glint-1.2.8-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-geode-2.11.14-i486-5
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-cirrus-1.5.2-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-chips-1.2.5-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-ati-7.2.0-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-ast-0.98.0-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-ark-0.7.5-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-apm-1.2.5-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-input-wacom-0.19.0-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-input-void-1.4.0-i486-5
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-input-vmmouse-13.0.0-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-input-synaptics-1.7.1-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-input-penmount-1.5.0-i486-5
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-input-mouse-1.9.0-i486-3
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-input-keyboard-1.7.0-i486-3
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-input-joystick-1.6.1-i486-5
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-input-evdev-2.8.1-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-input-aiptek-1.4.1-i486-5
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-input-acecad-1.5.0-i486-5
file:///var/log/packages/xcursor-themes-1.0.4-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/xconsole-1.0.6-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xcb-util-image-0.3.9-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/xcb-util-0.3.9-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xbacklight-1.2.0-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/wpa_supplicant-2.0-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/videoproto-2.3.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/util-linux-2.21.2-i486-6
file:///var/log/packages/tumbler-0.1.25-i486-4
file:///var/log/packages/taglib-1.8-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/sysvinit-2.88dsf-i486-3
file:///var/log/packages/subversion-1.7.13-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/strace-4.8-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/startup-notification-0.12-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/sqlite-3.7.17-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/qt-4.8.5-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/poppler-data-0.4.6-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/poppler-0.24.0-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/pixman-0.30.2-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/php-5.4.19-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/perl-5.18.1-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/oxygen-gtk3-1.2.0-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/oxygen-gtk2-1.4.0-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/nmap-6.40-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/nettle-2.7.1-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/mkfontscale-1.1.1-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/media-player-info-18-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/mariadb-5.5.32-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/man-pages-3.53-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/lvm2-2.02.100-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/llvm-3.3-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/lilo-24.0-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/libxfcegui4-4.10.0-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/libxfce4ui-4.10.0-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/libxcb-1.9.1-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/libwnck-2.30.7-i486-3
file:///var/log/packages/libpciaccess-0.13.2-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/libnl3-3.2.21-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/libnl-1.1.4-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/libgcrypt-1.5.3-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/libdrm-2.4.46-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/libXfont-1.4.6-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/lftp-4.4.9-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/kmod-15-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/kernel-firmware-20130912git-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/iproute2-3.10.0-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/infozip-6.0-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/iceauth-1.0.6-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/httpd-2.4.6-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/hdparm-9.43-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/gtk+3-3.8.2-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/gtk+2-2.24.20-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/gstreamer-0.10.36-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/gnutls-3.0.31-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/gnupg2-2.0.21-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/gnupg-1.4.14-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/gnome-icon-theme-3.8.3-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/glib2-2.36.4-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/git-1.8.4-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/gdb-7.6.1-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/gawk-4.1.0-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/floppy-5.5-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/ethtool-3.10-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/e2fsprogs-1.42.8-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/doxygen-1.8.5-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/dosfstools-3.0.22-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/dialog-1.2_20130523-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/dhcpcd-6.0.5-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/ddrescue-1.17-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-i486-5
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-zh_TW-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-zh_CN-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-uk-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-tr-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-sv-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-sk-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-ru-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-pt_BR-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-pt-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-pl-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-nl-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-nds-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-nb-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-kk-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-it-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-hu-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-fr-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-fi-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-et-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-es-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-el-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-de-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-da-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-cs-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-l10n-ca-2.7.2-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/calligra-2.7.2-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/boost-1.54.0-i486-3
file:///var/log/packages/bluez-4.99-i486-3
file:///var/log/packages/blueman-r708-i486-3
file:///var/log/packages/bind-9.9.3_P2-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/bash-4.2.045-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/amarok-2.8.0-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/Thunar-1.6.3-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/NetworkManager-0.9.8.2-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/MPlayer-1.1_20130819-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xcb-util-cursor-0.1.0-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/os-prober-1.63-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/help2man-1.43.3-i486-1
Just yesterday I upgraded another set of packages:
Code:
file:///var/log/packages/xrdb-1.1.0-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xorg-server-xvfb-1.14.3-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xorg-server-xnest-1.14.3-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xorg-server-xephyr-1.14.3-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xorg-server-1.14.3-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xmodmap-1.0.8-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xman-1.1.3-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xlsclients-1.1.3-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xkill-1.0.4-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xinput-1.6.1-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xinit-1.3.3-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-vesa-2.3.3-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xf86-video-dummy-0.3.7-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xclock-1.0.7-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/xclipboard-1.1.3-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/windowmaker-0.95.5-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/vim-gvim-7.4.050-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/vim-7.4.050-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/util-macros-1.17.1-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/udev-182-i486-7
file:///var/log/packages/twm-1.0.8-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/traceroute-2.0.19-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/sysvinit-scripts-2.0-noarch-15
file:///var/log/packages/system-config-printer-1.3.13-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/slackpkg-2.82.0-noarch-10
file:///var/log/packages/seamonkey-solibs-2.21-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/seamonkey-2.21-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/samba-4.0.9-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/rsync-3.1.0-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/rcs-5.9.0-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-24.0-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/mozilla-nss-3.15.2-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/mozilla-firefox-24.0esr-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/mesa-9.1.6-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/mc-4.8.10-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/m4-1.4.17-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/lrzip-0.616-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/lm_sensors-3.3.4-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/links-2.8-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/libXv-1.0.10-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/libXrandr-1.4.2-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/libXpm-3.5.11-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/libXmu-1.1.2-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/libXaw-1.0.12-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/libX11-1.6.2-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/libSM-1.2.2-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/kernel-source-3.10.14_smp-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/kernel-modules-smp-3.10.14_smp-i686-1
file:///var/log/packages/kernel-modules-3.10.14-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/kernel-huge-smp-3.10.14_smp-i686-1
file:///var/log/packages/kernel-huge-3.10.14-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/kernel-headers-3.10.14_smp-x86-1
file:///var/log/packages/kernel-generic-smp-3.10.14_smp-i686-1
file:///var/log/packages/kernel-generic-3.10.14-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/imagemagick-6.8.6_10-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/gnome-themes-standard-3.8.4-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/gmp-5.1.3-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/glibc-zoneinfo-2013d-noarch-7
file:///var/log/packages/glibc-profile-2.17-i486-7
file:///var/log/packages/glibc-i18n-2.17-i486-7
file:///var/log/packages/glibc-2.17-i486-7
file:///var/log/packages/getty-ps-2.1.0b-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/etc-14.1-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/efibootmgr-0.5.4-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/dejavu-fonts-ttf-2.34-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/dconf-0.16.1-i486-2
file:///var/log/packages/cdrtools-3.01a17-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/ca-certificates-20130906-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/sed-4.2.2-i486-1
file:///var/log/packages/pkgtools-14.1-noarch-1
file:///var/log/packages/glibc-solibs-2.17-i486-7
file:///var/log/packages/grub-2.00-i486-1
but this second updates didn't fix my problem

I did downgrade MPlayer package, so I got the one before problems, but it didn't solve the problem.

Now, what can I check to find the problem? What software would help me find out what is the exact process that consumes my cpu?

EDIT:
I also tried with Windows 7 (I have it on another partition) and it works fine there, so it's just a Linux issue.

Last edited by googie; 10-14-2013 at 04:31 AM.
 
Old 10-14-2013, 11:06 AM   #2
yooy
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try finding what is conusiming your cpu usage, or just give mplayer higher priority using nice or renice command.
 
Old 12-04-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
googie
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After a while I tried once again to diagnose the problem. I have read a lot of articles about possible solutions. This is what I ended up with and I have no further ideas. Maybe anyone alse has some suggestions?

I installed iotop and checked what uses the hard disk (as I noticed that it always works hard when mplayer freezes). I found out that jbd2 was using a lot of /dev/sda5 when freezing was occuring.

So... I turned off jbd2 journaling on my ext4 partition (I have it synchronized to a backup disk every night, so it's okay for now) using command: tune2fs -O ^has_journaling /dev/sda5

This helped a little, but not entirely. Now the mplayer freezes just once per a time, not 3 times in a row. So I checked iotop again and I found out that it's the mplayer that is now using hard drive with 99% usage ratio!

This happens randomly, doesn't matter what is the video file. It happens for about every 5 or 10 minutes (randomly). Here is the "batch" output from iotop which represents the problem:

Code:
19:56:09 32179 be/4 googie    122.47 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:10 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.28 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:10 32179 be/4 googie    122.25 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:10 29672 be/4 googie      0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % chrome
19:56:11 32179 be/4 googie    122.28 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:12 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.26 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:12 32179 be/4 googie    122.35 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:13 32179 be/4 googie    244.69 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:14  1286 be/4 googie    122.40 K/s   11.48 K/s  0.00 %  2.03 % kdeinit4: plasma-desktop [kdeinit]
19:56:14 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.25 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:14 32179 be/4 googie    489.61 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:15 32179 be/4 googie    122.28 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:17 32179 be/4 googie    488.76 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  4.35 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:17 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.52 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:18 32179 be/4 googie    367.14 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  1.79 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:19 32179 be/4 googie    489.72 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  3.88 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:19 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.25 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:20 32179 be/4 googie    244.81 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.05 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:21 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.26 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:21 32179 be/4 googie    244.84 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:22 32179 be/4 googie    367.17 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  1.53 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:23 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.31 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:23 32179 be/4 googie    367.25 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:24 32179 be/4 googie    489.58 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  1.94 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:25 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.26 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:25 32179 be/4 googie    244.84 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:27 32179 be/4 googie    122.42 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 % 99.99 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:27 29707 be/4 googie      0.00 B/s   26.78 K/s  0.00 %  0.53 % chrome [BrowserBlocking]
19:56:27 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.26 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:28 32179 be/4 googie    244.56 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:29 32179 be/4 googie    122.43 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 % 99.99 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:29 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.25 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:30 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.26 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:30 32179 be/4 googie    244.73 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:32 32179 be/4 googie    367.45 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 % 99.99 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:32 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.28 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:33 32179 be/4 googie    489.47 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.09 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:33 29704 be/4 googie      0.00 B/s   65.01 K/s  0.00 %  0.05 % chrome [BrowserBlocking]
19:56:34 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.25 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:34 32179 be/4 googie    244.72 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:35 32179 be/4 googie    366.92 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  2.14 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:36 32179 be/4 googie    367.10 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  1.44 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:36 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.26 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:37 32179 be/4 googie    244.81 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:38 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.43 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:38 32179 be/4 googie    367.00 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.04 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:40 32179 be/4 googie    367.11 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  1.79 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:41 31044 be/4 root        0.00 B/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.26 % [kworker/2:1]
19:56:41 32179 be/4 googie    244.70 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:41 29694 be/4 googie      0.00 B/s   38.23 K/s  0.00 %  0.00 % chrome [Chrome_CacheThr]
19:56:42 32179 be/4 googie    244.43 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  0.00 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
19:56:43 32179 be/4 googie    489.61 K/s    0.00 B/s  0.00 %  2.08 % mplayer Lambada High Definition HQ - Kaoma.mp4
Any ideas?
 
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I have a similar effect with my USB 3 drive that seemed to be caused by it spinning down whilst a movie was playing. I think this was due to having a lot of the movie cached but I don't know why the cache would only be repopulated when it was empty.
 
  


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