System slowness with latest updates
dragoran at feuerpokemon.de
Sat Mar 11 17:17:51 UTC 2006
Steven Haigh wrote:
>On Sat, March 11, 2006 3:17 pm, Steven Haigh wrote:
>>This one has me kind of confused, as I can't find anything common to cause
>>a slowness in the system. The slowness I'm seeing is that processes
>>running on the system become really slow and take a long time to do what
>>the should do. It's not a system load issue, as I see:
>> 15:15:51 up 7:46, 8 users, load average: 0.05, 0.05, 0.00
>>Things like snmpd queries timing out, when restarting dhcpd the syslog
>>output to /var/log/messages takes around 2 seconds per line.
>>I've looked around and can't see anything out of place, or anything
>>obviously broken. Anyone have any ideas on this?
>As a followup to this, I've noticed that the syslog is around 3-4 minutes
>behind the events that happen. say I login to an IMAP server, the maillog
>shows the login at 16:57:48 - if I breat out of that and show the date,
>the clock will show 3-4 minutes later (ie 17:01) - even though the line
>has only appeared seconds ago.
>Even things such as spamassassin is taking 217 seconds to scan a 2Kb
>email. snmpd results to localhost are timing out - even though the process
>It takes 45-50 seconds to log out of a su shell back to the logged in
>user, the same for becoming root via 'su -'.
>I have never seen this kind of behaviour on a system before - especially
>when the CPU is 99% idle. Has anyone come across this type of behaviour
>the system is:
>model name : AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2800+
>stepping : 0
>cpu MHz : 1602.495
>It has 1 Gb of RAM, and seemed to work perfectly until last nights updates.
have you tryed a different kernel?
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