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Re: [opensuse-support] Re: Unresponsive desktop
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 20:24:25 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.21.1902052015090.8859@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Tuesday, 2019-02-05 at 15:20 +0100, Peter Suetterlin wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:

And, 42.3 did not exhibit this hanging problem, with the same load.
Being slow is one thing, crashing is another.

It might not have been triggered. The problem itself is there if something is
using more memory than RAM is installed. Been there, done that :P

Yes, but Linux is prepared for that. I have used in the past (with SuSE) machines with 20 times more used memory than available RAM, swapping like hell. Yes, very slow, but more responsive with a Pentium V than this.

It is some sort of race condition, the kernel doesn't manage to assign memory to the processes that need ram or some process is demanding unreasonable amounts. Maybe Firefox or Thunderbird or some unknown demands so much ram that the GUI starves.

I have removed btrfsmaintenance package, same as I did on the laptop.


No, I don't think it is because it triggereded now and not then. I use the same tools and in the same manner. Two different computers exhibit the same problem after being updated to 15.0, I think that is significative.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from openSUSE 15.0 x86_64 at Telcontar)

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