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Old 3rd June 2008
richardpl richardpl is offline
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Originally Posted by ocicat View Post
Disk space doesn't appear to be the problem.

How much memory is on this system? Is your top(1) output indicating thrashing?
That is tipical out of memory problem. Process try to get more memory but fails and than waits in loop, and if lucky will get killed by kernel or if very very unlucky system will panic. In this cases its trying to use swap as real memory - no way - reason why everythings become slow and kernel spends most times allocating free swap bytes from hard disk ....

Solution: Buy more RAM - it is cheap, and forget using swap as memory.
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