Re: Thrashing WITHOUT swap.

From: Ookhoi (
Date: Wed Jun 27 2001 - 07:52:26 EST

Hi Maciej Zenczykowski,

> This is happening on a freshly installed RH7.1 notebook.
> Celeron 400 + 64 mb ram, kernel as shipped (2.4.2-2, have not even
> recompiled it yet). I have a 140 mb swap partition set up but at the time
> this happened it was OFF. I was (still am) running X + twm + two xterms
> with ssh + netscape (this is probably the cause of the entire problem).
> I had a single netscape window open with a mid-graphic intensive screen.
> The system started thrashing... Now my question is how can it be
> thrashing with swap explicitly turned off? [oh just to make stuff even
> funnier netscape is at nice -19 (i.e. lower priority)]

nice -19 means high priority doesn't it? It is not nice towards other

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