knowing my impatience i nevertheless dare rising my case here after
only three days without answers on debian-users (worse off with
Debian 2.0) because i think that its clearly a development issue.
a self written programm (i'd like to run 24 hours a day) renders my
computer unusable for any other task. my observation says that the
cause is that my program relies heavy on file-io and my current
Linux-version (debian 2.0 - kernel 2.0.34) is eager to comply by
keeping the harddrive busy.
this busy harddrive is slowing down the whole system so it's
nearly impossible do do anything else while this program is
running e. g. i tried getting my mail (using fetchmail) and it
took 30 minutes on about 300 mails and then fetchmail reported
a timeout (still 60 mails were left).
that wasn't the case when i was running my old Linux version
(Debian 1.3.1 - Kernel 2.0.30) and of course running my programm
now i'd like to file a bug report on that issue and i'm at a loss.
offhand i just can imagine lots of different possible reasons
that would lead to different bugreports.
1. i recompiled my program to see whether the new libc would complain.
default compile-parameters might have changed so that it might
have been compiled with write-through option (i was using
2. i am using a customized kernel because of my sound-card,
maybe there is something i have overlocked that i schould
have included when recompiling my kernel.
i would hope one of this two reasons would apply because that
would mean i can do something about it myself. as for other
possible reasons, i think everyone of you could give half a
so, what to do now?