Major problem with Oneiric 11.10 freezing

Alvin info at
Mon Feb 13 17:04:35 UTC 2012

On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:54:06 +0100, Tom Bell <cbell44 at> wrote:

> On 02/13/2012 05:38 AM, Alvin wrote:
>> [...]
>> I see 'md' in that process list. Are you using LVM with snapshots?
> I am not an expert, so I have no idea what LVM is.
> Explanation?

Linux Volume Manager. Often used on top of an md device. If you don't know  
what it is, you will probably not use it. It can't be installed with the  
default Kubuntu installer. You need the alternate CD.

High load when LVM snapshots are present is a known problem.

Unexplained load is often due to I/O problems. Try 'iotop' to see what's  
causing I/O.

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