Re: Sudden strangeness in 2.1.3

Nathan Bryant (
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 17:32:19 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 27 Nov 1996, Mike Wangsmo wrote:

> Yesterday a real strange thing happend with 2.1.13
> I was running ppp and using Netscape and for some reason the sys load
> jumped up to around 1 and the whole system started to crawl. I checked
> the /var/log/messages and there was no strange processes list at the time
> the load happend. It was so bad that I couldn't even switch to a virtual
> console, the keyboard was not recognized without a massive time delay. I
> finally swaped to another console and was able to log in as root and
> check all processes as well as use top and nothing unusual was shown.
> It was really strange. I haven't run 2.1.13 again yet to see if I could
> reproduce the strangeness, but I suspect that it was some strange sort of
> fluke as I haven't had any other problems with 2.1.13. Any ideas?

Sometimes when Netscape is running a Java program it will spin and chew up
all your CPU time. This is a flaw in Netscape, not Linux.

Your problem may be something else, though.

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