Subject: Processes taking minutes to exit
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Rhialto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/17/2005 23:40:15
Somebody else saw processes take a long time to start; I see the
opposite: sometimes large processes take a very long time to exit, while
using all cpu. Here is a snapshot from top, several minutes after pan
started to exit:
124 processes: 8 runnable, 113 sleeping, 2 stopped, 1 on processor
CPU states: 0.9% user, 0.0% nice, 99.1% system, 0.0% interrupt, 0.0% idle
Memory: 405M Act, 213M Inact, 5408K Wired, 41M Exec, 85M File, 264M Free
Swap: 2028M Total, 979M Used, 1049M Free
PID USERNAME PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME WCPU CPU COMMAND
27613 rhialto 64 0 0K 76M RUN 7:40 98.97% 98.97% pan
505 rhialto 2 0 80M 2056K poll 8:05 0.05% 0.05% xconsole
and after this it went on for a couple of minutes more.
It's not only pan, I have also seen it with firefox, I think. In this
case pan actually crashed because it ran out of memory (ulimit -d was
set to unlimited, with 1GB physical memory which is the hard limit). I'm
not sure if that is relevant.
This is with NetBSD/amd64 2.0.2. I haven't seen this with NetBSD/alpha
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