[ubuntu-uk] swap space (??) issues - firefox etc.
sean at seanmiller.net
Wed Jul 23 09:12:34 BST 2008
I installed Hardy on this laptop on Monday morning and now have real issues.
When the machine has been running a while things stop working, in
particular Firefox which starts but disappears into oblivion (ie.
never displays on screen, despite the fact it's there on ps -fe) and
Epiphany comes up with a box saying "Crash Action" or something with
nothing in it (!)
"atop" shows SWP in red - the issue appears to be the "vmcom" column
which has risen to 2GB, despite the fact that "free" is showing about
70% of the total swap space.
What does this all mean? Has anybody else had similar and if so what
is it that I need to do to stop it happening?
Not currently in that state as a lack of browsers to investigate meant
I had to reboot, but it's happened 2-3 times.
More information about the ubuntu-uk