View Full Version : [ubuntu] Lots of thrashing with 9.04

June 17th, 2009, 12:34 AM
kjournald2 is almost always running and I don't know why.

I'm using Jaunty 9.04 x64 and it's generally been pretty nice except for the tons of thrashing I get with my desktop.

Any ideas why? I really don't know which process would cause this.

June 17th, 2009, 07:49 AM
ok after installing iotop i saw that the problem seems to be coming from syslogd. it's constant running and constantly writing...

syslogd provides support for system logging and kernel message trapping... i killed it for now, but perhaps there is a better setting out there to prevent it from constantly writing?

June 18th, 2009, 01:46 AM
well talking to myself here, but maybe this will help someone out there that runs into the same problem as myself.

i found what was causing the constant logging. mythtv and nullmailer. I just uninstalled mythtv. as for nullmailer, it wasn't properly configured in /etc/nullmailer/remotes. Once I put in some values it stopped the constant logging every 5 seconds.

thrashing is no more. yay.