[K12OSN] OT: High load averages with CentOS?
robark at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 16:52:44 UTC 2008
On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 8:52 AM, David Hopkins <dahopkins429 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Robert Arkiletian <robark at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 6:34 AM, David Hopkins <dahopkins429 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am curious if anyone else is seeing the following:
>>> In a classroom of 27 students, they launch Firefox 220.127.116.11,
>>> Staroffice8 Impress, and Staroffice8 Writer. The load average goes to
>>> around 32 and stays there. There isn't any swap being used (memory
>>> usage is at 85%), and %id is around 1-2%. This same system running
>>> Fedora 7 ran these same packages in this scenario with a load average
>>> of around 6 and %id in the 50% range. I have made certain that I have
>>> the same version of FF (and flash and java plugins) as well as the
>> What version of flash?
>> What are the top 10 apps listed by "top"?
> Flash is version 124. The top 10 changed at each refresh but were
> either FF or Staroffice which is what I expected to see.
I am also using a dual cpu hyperthreaded Xeon (2.8Ghz old netburst
technology). I found flash .48 to be much less of a hog. Also I could
not continue using firefox because my cpus are just not powerful
enough. Especially flash heavy sites.
I switched to Opera and I can still have a full class of students
browsing. Unfortunately, Opera is not free as in speech but it is free
as in beer.
Not sure about staroffice.
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
C++ GUI tutorial http://www3.telus.net/public/robark/
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