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    top shows hi cpu load averages

    I installed a program from Linux Poison's 'blog about:

    Tool to move the web browser profile to RAM - Profile-sync-daemon

    It moves the web browser profile into RAM. This should speed things up a bit. I use Chrome (browser).

    After installing this, 'top' is showing crazy cpu load averages. I have a quad-core cpu and usually don't see higher than 1's on average.

    More importantly, the hard drive is every so often, spinning like crazy and it's at that time, that I have the following 'top' screenshot. Please see attached and then may I have some help in determining what the cause of this is, in order to either change parameters or remove the cause of this problem.
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    AMD Athlon II X4 620, 4gig ddr2-800, m/b MSI K9N6PGM2, 1T SATA, EVGA 9500GT, Brother MFC-240C prntr, LG DVD-rom GSA-H55N

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    Re: top shows hi cpu load averages

    I am temporarily marking this thread as 'solved'. I believe that the MythTV backend server is the cause of the problem. The various processes and modules started using so much system resources, mostly disk drive reads/writes that the mouse cursor vanished for periods of time.

    Useful to know:

    sudo stop pid=1689 (the 1689 is my MythTV backend process ID number or pid number).
    AMD Athlon II X4 620, 4gig ddr2-800, m/b MSI K9N6PGM2, 1T SATA, EVGA 9500GT, Brother MFC-240C prntr, LG DVD-rom GSA-H55N

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