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

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Sat May 23 13:55:30 UTC 2009

On Saturday 23 May 2009 7:26:04 am Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:
> It seems that I spoke too early: I restarted firefox that I had killed,
> and everything started swapping again. I was visiting three online
> newspapers and "top" reported a "RES" memory for ALL typical heavy
> processes (xorg, firefox, evolution, pidgin, skype) which was an order
> of magnitude bigger than ordinary (e.g. xorg around 500 mb, firefox more
> than 100mb and so on).

Sounds fairly normal to me...heck, only 100MB for Firefox?  I'm surprised to 
see that Firefox is currently using only 462MB for me.  It's usually at least 
700MB, sometimes over 1GB just for that process.

Well....xorg sounds kind of high, but if you're using Compiz...

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo
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