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  • From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 18:49:16 -0400
  • Message-id: <AANLkTimEZg_5bh2aMUK5UurgE-D8iA-xvhoPK8YN9E-j@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
All,

OS 11.2
KDE from the stable repo (KDE 4.2.2)

I was semi-screwing around and opened my trash in Dolphin.

I saw a few old directories I had "moved to trash" some time ago.
They were relatively simple trees, but likely had a thousand or so
files in the subdirs.

For whatever reason, I right click deleted them from trash.

My poor machine almost came to a stand still after a few minutes. I
had to cntr-alt-F2 to get a new text console up and login. Even that
took a minute or so for it to ask me for my password.

I ran top and it showed kio_trash using 700MB of RAM. Seems a bit
excessive for what it does. And obviously I swapping furiously.

"ps -ef| grep kio_trash" showed dozens of programs running, but only 3
of them were actually kio_trash. For the others kio_trash was in the
command args somewhere.

So I did "ps -ef | grep kio_trash | less" and identified the instance
of kio_trash that had started when I was messing with my trash. I did
a simple kill of it.

After a minute or two, my system was usable again.

I'm not real anxious to try this again to see if its repeatable.

Greg
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