[ubuntu-uk] Churning hard disk, glacial startup

Sean Miller sean at seanmiller.net
Mon Jun 22 12:58:23 BST 2009

Okay, missed that.

I find "atop" rather good because it lists used memory against
committed memory, and if the latter is actually more than exists (ie.
physical+virtual memory<committed memory) it's a sure sign that
there's something eating memory like there is no tomorrow - and it
paints it in red too, in order to highlight the issue.

Worth a shot in diagnosing the issue.   At least it will rule out some
memory issue.


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