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Old 11-27-2005, 09:49 AM   #1
foucault
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Registered: May 2005
Location: Athens, Greece
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.06 "Dapper Drake"
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Kbuildsycoca would freeze my system


Hello to everyone;

recently I've found out why my system would freeze after a certain amount of time. The reason is kbuildsycoca with the --incremental argument. From Gnome system monitor I've noticed that kbuildsycoca after an hour of use eats up about 1 Gig of Virtual Memory and about 90 % of CPU resources. I have to kill it so that system can "breathe" once again. Can anyone explain to me what kbuildsycoca is being used for and if there is a way to stop that problem. I've noticed that as root kbuildsycoca won't start so it is a user specific issue.

I am using SuSE 10.0 and my default Desktop is Gnome. (I use some KDE apps, though).

Thanks everyone in advance.
 
  


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