On Tue, 29 Jun 2010 15:33:13 +0200, Joep L. Blom wrote:
> Gary Jarrel wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 4:46 AM, Joep L. Blom <email@example.com>
>> I noticed exactly the same thing on my machine with Core i7 and 6GB
>> RAM. gEdit would be painfully slow, Eclipse takes ages to open, seems
>> ok after a restart but as time goes on the machine starts to slow down.
>> If I run up VM exactly the same thing happens.
>> If anyone has any pointers that would be much appreciated.
> Well, Gary,
> At least I'm not the only one.
> It is definitively something in the way ubuntu handles disk access. And
> I cannot imagine that the 16 to 18 GB of memory are not used as cache
> before swapping is used.
I guess you mean 1.6 to 1.8 GB of (free) memory
> The strange thing is that 1.e GB of swapspace
> is used which is somewhat less than the free space in memory. I find
> this very strange. Maybe some of the kernel specialists can shed some
> light on this problem.
Well, I am not a kernel specialist but these links may be interesting:
Might be a good idea to see if the problem also exists in Ubuntu 10.04
(maybe install to a USB stick to test).
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