high context switching and high load averages slowing down system

Joseph D. Wagner theman at josephdwagner.info
Wed Jul 27 22:01:11 UTC 2005

This is the EXT3 File System mailing list.  I don't mean to be rude; it's just that you may get better answers to your questions on another mailing list.

> Any ideas on why this is happening and how to fix it?

Off the top of my head, it sounds like your system is thrashing.  Is there some out-of-control process hogging all the memory?

Some links I found on google.com include:


The 2.6 kernel has better multitasking capabilities.  You may want to try building a custom kernel with SMP and 4 GB High Memory with Preemptive Multitasking turned on.

But like I said, this is all off the top of my head.

Joseph D. Wagner

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