System Monitor remains busy for 15 - 20 minutes after startup

Gilles Gravier ggravier at
Thu Feb 18 07:41:31 UTC 2010


> Many applications use it as a back end... Logitech's SqueezeServer for
> example. Also SwissCenter media server.
> Now that stuff is for quite some desktop.
Most media players come with software for Windows (typically a desktop 
OS). So why not run similar software on your Linux desktop?

And, actually, I run those on a server, but it's configured with Ubuntu 
Desktop edition to enable remote VNC administration...

I'm not making any assumptions on his use of his machine... just saying 
that there are many possible valid reasons to have MySQL running. It 
could be a simple media player that stores data in an RDBMS, or some 
local CRM, or payroll or ERP running on his workstation...

And... MySQL is only using 17% CPU.

His machine is in IO wait 30% of the time... that's more interesting. 
Maybe read/write retries on the hard disk due to hardware errors?


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