When dpkg install a package, when popularity-contest work, when I copy a file on Hard Disk, I can't use my computer, all interfaces are freeze

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Sep 20 15:18:02 UTC 2011

On 09/20/2011 06:30 AM, Stéphane Klein wrote:
> Le 20/09/2011 15:07, Stéphane Klein a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> I've write to you because when my system have many access to Hard Disk,
>> I can't use my computer.
>> When dpkg install a package, when poplarity-contest is executed I can do
>> nothing, worse sometime I can move the mouse cursor !
>> I use Ubuntu 11.04 on MacBook3,1 (120Go at 5400 rpm).
>> What can I do to fix this issue ?
> I think it is always the same bug since 4 years ! :(
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/131094

More likely this one:
[popularity-contest will stat() every file installed file or ~80k files
on my system which grinds things to a halt ]

Why not just turn it off?
System|Administration|Synaptic...|Settings|Repositories|Statistics|untick 'Submit
statistical information'.

> Are there a kernel hacker here to understand this issue ?

It's not a kernel issue.

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