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    SubjectRe: 2.4.13pre3aa1
    On Tue, 16 Oct 2001 14:30:43 +0200 Allan Sandfeld <linux@sneulv.dk> wrote:

    > I was expecting a more serious bug-fix. I recently upgraded my kernel from
    > 2.4.11pre1 to 2.4.13-pre2aa1. Now anacron "kill"s the machine every morning
    > by starting updatedb. Basicly everything swaps out. If I don't touch the
    > mouse for 3 seconds, it will take 15 seconds to respond next time I touch it.

    > Switching between desktops in KDE, takes from 3 to 10 minutes, and updatedb
    > never seems to complete, I have had to kill it manually every time so far. I
    > had similar problems every morning with 2.4.9 although not as bad, but I
    > havent seen them before in 2.4.10 and later.
    > The problem is easily replicable, I just need to run updatedb. Would you like

    > some statistics and which?

    That would be really interesting. If you want to have a look:

    admin:/etc # cat /proc/meminfo
    total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
    Mem: 922664960 882900992 39763968 0 104587264 214876160
    Swap: 271392768 0 271392768
    MemTotal: 901040 kB
    MemFree: 38832 kB
    MemShared: 0 kB
    Buffers: 102136 kB
    Cached: 209840 kB
    SwapCached: 0 kB
    Active: 40252 kB
    Inactive: 271724 kB
    HighTotal: 0 kB
    HighFree: 0 kB
    LowTotal: 901040 kB
    LowFree: 38832 kB
    SwapTotal: 265032 kB
    SwapFree: 265032 kB

    Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda3 6297280 5941616 355664 95% /
    /dev/sda2 31111 25873 3632 88% /boot
    /dev/hda1 20043416 19405616 637800 97% /p3
    /dev/sda4 29245432 27529888 1715544 95% /p2
    shmfs 450520 0 450520 0% /dev/shm

    admin:/ # time updatedb --localpaths="/ /p2 /p3"

    real 0m19.197s
    user 0m15.440s
    sys 0m5.260s

    admin:/etc # ls -l /var/lib/locatedb
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5321293 Oct 16 15:13 /var/lib/locatedb

    admin:/etc # uname -r
    2.4.13-pre2

    3:14pm up 2 days, 18:15, 24 users, load average: 1.16, 1.10, 1.04
    119 processes: 117 sleeping, 2 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
    CPU0 states: 54.5% user, 2.4% system, 53.0% nice, 42.4% idle
    CPU1 states: 45.0% user, 1.1% system, 45.1% nice, 53.1% idle
    Mem: 901040K av, 847480K used, 53560K free, 0K shrd, 90544K buff
    Swap: 265032K av, 0K used, 265032K free 206296K cached

    On my system I cannot see anything the like. Look at the execution time.
    Ok, I must admit: I do not use brain-dead K stuff (warning: this is a very
    personal opinion, don't flame me here :-).

    What does your setup look like? Have you ever tested without K?

    Regards,
    Stephan

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