Cron jobs too heavy for ordinary systems (system completely unusable for a while)

(=?iso-8859-1?q?=60=60-=5F-=B4=B4?=) -- BUGabundo BUGabundo at
Tue Jun 9 20:02:37 UTC 2009

Olá Vincenzo e a todos.

On Saturday 23 May 2009 12:10:58 Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:
> I am running jaunty. Sometimes, randomly, the disk starts spinning (I
> hear the noise and see the light) and the system becomes unusable.
> Often, to gain control of a shell (even in console) is a matter of
> waiting minutes and eventually, when I finally can do some "top" "iotop"
> or "ps" to understand what's happening, the storms is already calmed and
> I can't see anything. I am not running trackerd on this machine (and
> with last year of development, it's rarely the culprit).

I just notice my system slowing down and disk activity to max.
running atop on TTY4 I saw updatedb hamering the disk.
Wasnt it supposed to run at something like 2am? its 9pm now.

Hi, I'm BUGabundo, and I am Ubuntu (
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