__/ [mst] on Monday 02 January 2006 07:25 \__
> On Mon, 02 Jan 2006 04:33:37 GMT Hachiroku <Trueno@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Since I filled my primary drive, my hard drive has been running and
>> running, hosing the system. Even simple tasks take foreveer.
> When you say 'running', what does that mean? That the drive
> light is constantly flickering?
>> A glimpse at my memory stats says 512M or ram is used 95%...from Boot!
>> Swap space is 75% used...from Boot! WTF is going on here?
> As a rule, that's how Linux uses memory. But it does sound
> just a tad suspicious.
> What does 'top' and 'df -h' reveal? Have you run fsck from a
> boot CD to check the partition(s)? Which version of SUSE are
> you running? What are you hardware specs?
I think the fact that the OP "filled the primary drive" provides a clue.
When I run low on space (sometimes accidentally reaching 0), the system is
as slow as hell and I just hope to be able to open a shell (or Konqueror)
to quickly delete something from the system that's 'choking'. If I reboot
with 0 bytes available, I might be forced to clear some space from the