José Matos wrote:
On Thursday 20 May 2010 01:02:59 Dave Stevens wrote:
> I have kmail 1.13.2 running with KDE 4.4.2. Recently (for about two
> weeks) the performance has been really dreadful. It routinely drives the
> load average on the system to about 1.4 or 1.5, takes up about 90% of a
> cpu and generally makes the whole system only marginally useful. I can
> easily use webmail to communicate but that's not why IO have Kmail
> installed. I don't know what bits are responsible for this behavior and
> don't know where to start looking. This seems (as I recall) to have
> started with the KDE 4.4.0 release and has been rather sliding since
> then. I use maildir format mailboxes and there has been no sudden
> increase in the number of emails I get or send. If I let kmail alone for
> a few hours it gets somewhat better. I suspect an indexing program, I
> suppose akonadi? or nepomuk? I seem to have 8 instances of nepomuk
> running. Where should I be looking for clues?
I noticed something similar before but I don't see this anymore. I am
running 4.4.3 (although I am not sure this is the culprit for the good
behaviour of kmail now).
Perhaps 'atop' can help you diagnose this?