slow karmic system

Joep L. Blom jlblom at
Tue Jun 29 13:33:13 UTC 2010

Gary Jarrel wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 4:46 AM, Joep L. Blom <jlblom at> wrote:

> I noticed exactly the same thing on my machine with Core i7 and 6GB
> RAM. gEdit would be painfully slow, Eclipse takes ages to open, seems
> ok after a restart but as time goes on the machine starts to slow
> down. If I run up VM exactly the same thing happens.
> If anyone has any pointers that would  be much appreciated.
> Gary
Well, Gary,
At least I'm not the only one.
It is definitively something in the way ubuntu handles disk access. And 
I cannot imagine that the 16 to 18 GB of memory are not used as cache 
before swapping is used. The strange thing is that 1.e GB of swapspace 
is used which is somewhat less than the free space in memory.
I find this very strange. Maybe some of the kernel specialists can shed 
some light on this problem.

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