Subject: Re: jerky interactive behavior
To: Brian Buhrow <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/21/2007 18:33:38
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 15:31:59 -0800
email@example.com (Brian Buhrow) wrote:
> Hello. Here is, perhaps, a sily suggestion. What if you try
> breaking into ddb when the machine seems particularly sluggish and
> running a back trace? I may not know what I'm talking about here,
> but perhaps in this way you can catch the machine red-handed and
> somehow divine where the problem is, or, at least, get closer?
> I assume the behavior is easy to reproduce, so if you don't want to
> run with a broken kernel all of the time, you can quicly do the test,
> and then go back to your normal everyday system.
It doesn't last long enough; besides, I'm in X, which makes entering
ddb more difficult.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb