anyone else notice that pre-release 10.10 is sloooooow?

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Aug 31 18:27:11 UTC 2010

On 08/31/2010 04:13 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   i'm running the pre-release of maverick meerkat on my laptop and
> what i notice is that the system just goes away for a second or two or
> three on a regular basis.  (just now, as i was typing that sentence,
> the system paused at displaying "syste", did nothing for a couple
> seconds, then continued on, displaying the next couple words i'd
> already typed in.
>   i don't remember this behaviour from 10.04.  (and it's done the same
> thing a few more times simply during the time it's taken to write this
> post.)
>   thoughts?  those pauses are always accompanied by a flurry of disk
> activity.

I primarily get that (on Maverick and Lucid) when xapian decides that it
wants to suck the life out of cpu:
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