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Re: [opensuse] openSUSE-13.1: at 17:00 system begins thrashing: What is cause?
El 18/11/14 a las 20:27, Philip Amadeo Saeli escribió:
Help!

Every day the last few days at precisely 17:00, my openSUSE-13.1 system
begins thrashing furiously and becomes unusable for 1-2 hours or so.
I've been trying to figure out what runs at that time, but the system
has again become too unresponsive for me to find out. Also, since it
appears to be I/O bound, it doesn't show up in the "top" display.

Yes, the system is using quite a bit of swap space presently, and I am
not yet able to kill off any more processes to free up VM space (which I
hope to do as soon as I have some spare cycles to take the time to do
it). Yes, I'd very much like to have a system with more RAM, etc., but
I do not have that now.

If anyone has any idea what may be running at that time, I'd like to
know. I know it is a long shot, but my system is currently unusable and
I have a 1-2 hr wait before it again becomes usable (based on my
experiences the past few days), so ....


If you identify what task is (probably logrotate but can't be sure) that thrashes the system and it is one provided by the distribution, we could convert it to a systemd timer unit, those can easily be given low priority to access resources, can be monitored, stopped like a regular individual service..in short something not from the stone age ;-)


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