[ubuntu-uk] Churning hard disk, glacial startup
jakewc2 at sky.com
Mon Jun 22 17:20:49 BST 2009
Vinothan Shankar wrote:
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> John wrote:
>> Sean Miller wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Hi, I hope you dont mind me asking, but where is atop when installed, I
>> cant find it anywhere. I have been following this thread as its
>> something to learn. Where do I look for it?
> Like top, atop is a terminal app. Open a terminal and type "atop" (no
> quotes) and it should open, assuming it's installed. Once it's running,
> you can exit by hitting q.
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Brilliant, thank you. It works. Now I have to work out what is what. :)
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