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Re: konqueror heavy swapping

On Monday 23 January 2006 18:19, Randy Kramer wrote:
> On Monday 23 January 2006 10:52 am, Pol wrote:
> > Sometimes, when several tens tabs are open on the desktop, konqueror
> > (3.4) almost freeze the machine due to heavy swapping lasting about 10
> > minutes, as i can infer from the led monitoring the hard disk activity
> > By the 'top' command, one can read an average load about 20-30, while
> > cpu is not intesively used.
> >
> > It is unknown to me the reason of that swapping, since there is a lot
> > of swap space avalailabe on disk.
> >
> > Any help?
> > How to  monitor konqueror activity more closely to figure out what is
> > happening there and possibly to tell which windows are 'guilty'?
> I'm just adding things I've observed in hopes that someone will recognize
> the problem(s) and point to solutions.  (I suspect the recommendation will
> be more RAM--that means a new computer as my MB is full.)
> I've had similar experiences (but I run Mandriva), but not, afaicr, for 10
> minutes--more like 30 to 120 seconds.  I'm not 100% sure it's konqueror,
> but that's a reasonable supposition, as my most common mix of apps is
> several konqueror windows (with 5 to 20 tabs), a kmail window, several
> nedit windows (with a few tabs), and konsole.  (800 MHz. Pentium (III?),
> 512 MB RAM, 2 MB swap (on a dedicated hard drive)

I use a similar setup without any problems (1.1 GHz Pentium III, just 256 MB 
RAM, just 512 MB swap) comparable mix of applications and it hardly ever 
swaps at all.

It could be some memory leak in a different application or maybe a Kicker 
applet or kded module.

For example I once had an X server crash due to a memory leak bug in the 
KMLDonkey applet.

What process uses most memory according to top?


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