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Old 03-16-2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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even small applications need lots of time for loading

Hi there.

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:

The execution stops at line 269 and is waiting 4minutes until running on.

Anyone an idea?
Thanks in advance

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Old 03-17-2008, 02:19 AM   #2
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You've probably already checked this, but what does
you@yourhost$ top
tell you?

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Old 03-17-2008, 04:52 AM   #3
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Of course I did.
top says: everything fine. Approx. 99% idle for each CPU, no system oder wait load while starting any app.

Interesting thing: when starting applications out of a ssh-connection everything runs absolutely normal: *snip* application up and running.

Seems to me the problem described just occurs when starting an application out of a X-Window.

Edit: Aaaah I think I got something very interesting: Startet an app out of X and following error message comes up:
Warning: Tried to connect to session manager, Could not open network socket
Well, that explains at least why execution stops at line 269 (see code link above).

Any suggestions?
Old 03-17-2008, 03:34 PM   #4
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Thank you so much for posting the log elsewhere -- it makes it so much easier to follow your post.


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