On Fri, 2003-11-28 at 21:58, Arnaud Abelard wrote:
> Hi guys.
>>>From time to time (rather randomly), my CPU gets used at 100% (at
> my laptop's led blinks a lot), my mouse works (I can move it but not
> click) but not my keyboard. Then, about 30 seconds later, even the mouse
> stops moving and I have to hard-reboot my laptop.
Doesn't look like a CPU consumption but more like a memory problem... have
you tried monitoring your memory usage? (even with the system monitor
applet) If you aren't working as root on your laptop you could use
pam_limits to limit your memory usage (and see what process gets killed by
using too much memory) or keep an eye on a top sorted by memory usage.
As I said in a previous email, the bug seems to have gone when I removed
the notification area from the panel. If it happens again, I'll also
watch my memory usage.
That said, the notification area could have had a memory leak.
Could be an acpi problem, lots of laptops are acpi only, disabling
might damage them (CPU overheat, etc)... can you tell your laptop's
getting hot? who knows... the fan might not run as often as it should, but
then if RH8 was running fine...
I had a problem with my CPU a few weeks ago. It was stuck. I managed to
repair it and now it works fine. The laptop doesn't seem to over-heat.
More over, I could reproduce the bug with or without ACPI, and with or
without APM. So I don't think it's ACPI or APM-related.
my bet is a memory leak.
I'll watch that. Thanks for the tip.
Bien le bonsoir ;-)
A toi aussi :)
Julien Olivier <julo(a)altern.org>