Re: System Slows Down
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On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:59:59PM -0500, DanSV@aol.com wrote:
> Every so often, things will slow to a CRAWL,
> and then poof, go back to normal. WHAT IS THIS?
> How can I stop it?
ps aux should tell you.
If you don't keep your machine running 24/7 and you have anacron
installed, things cron would normally do in the middle of the night
get run shortly after boot if the machine wasn't on for the scheduled
time those tasks are run at. These are important for maintaining your
system. If these don't run, the locate command will stop giving
accurate responses (since it won't have a recent idea of the
filesystem) and if you read a lot of man pages, these won't get
cleaned up and recompressed (thus wasting space you'd otherwise have
for other things) and apropos (aka man -k) won't accurately search the
manual. Your best bet is to wait it out or leave your computer on.
.''`. Baloo Ursidae <email@example.com>
: :' : proud Debian admin and user
`- Debian - when you have better things to do than fix a system
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