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SubjectRe: unresponsiveness on linux desktop during file copy
On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Satish Eerpini <> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am trying to figure out why the Linux desktop becomes overly
> unresponsive whenever there is a file copy going on, this happens to a
> large extent with GUI based file copying, and some lesser, but with
> command line copying too.
> does it have anything to do with the kernel ??,
> if it does help, then I am running Fedora 10 on a Hp nx 7400, Centrino
> Duo processor.
> Cheers
> Satish
> --

Quickly, is the system getting good hard drive performance overall?

hdparm -tT /dev/sda

or whatever device you are using. Maybe it's stuck in some sort of
programmed IO or something very old?

- Mark

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