KDE thrashing again

John john_82 at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Apr 25 16:26:30 BST 2007

It's happened again. This time kmail, 2 copies of kate, ding and 2 konq 
windows running, 3 tabs in one and 1 in the other. Linux is continually 
swapping in and out small portions of memory. Started suddenly for no 
apparent reason. Machine slows down and then goes so slow as to be unusable. 
I had to hit the reset button this time - kmenu wouldn't come up.

Anybody know anything about this? It's permanent once it happens.

I think it's down to an update some where some time ago. I did notice a kernel 
update a couple of weeks ago due to something generating phantom processes 
but surely the kernel hasn't any problems like this.

I often have ding running so I'm sure that doesn't cause a problem so it must 
be kde or one of the others. The kate files are both about 40 lines of html.
I've also noticed my disk being accessed about every 20 secs or so from time 
to time. Prior to this I have only had a simular thing to this happen after 
opening maybe 100 konq windows by accident. I just left it to get on with it 
and all was ok. 

Suse 10.0
KDE 3.4.2 B

3gig P4 1gig ram
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