[SATLUG] I/O Questions
eli at then7.com
Sun Jul 24 23:40:14 CDT 2005
> Co-incidentally, I think I may know the reason for the slowness. It
> seems that I'm having a heat issue. I'm getting errors in the syslog
> mentioning an overheating of the processor, and that it's throttling
> down the process to let it cool off. Seems to happen when I hit the
> drive real hard like when I load up my inbox with 15000+ mail messages
> and pine or horde/imp starts hitting it hard. Going to get a better
> cpu fan on payday and see if that will cure the problem.
Sort of reminds me of the time I had puzzling errors when trying to
install an OS to an ornery system. I couldn't figure it out for a little
while till I realized that the cpu heatsink was stuffed to the gills with
I was getting file copy errors, and when I cleaned out the heatsink, the
errors went away, and everything ran great!
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