Unix pc sluggishness when switching windows

Craig Campbell craig at attcan.UUCP
Sat Feb 9 06:07:22 AEST 1991

In article <1991Feb5.040416.354 at shibaya.lonestar.org> afc at shibaya.lonestar.org (Augustine Cano) writes:
>So, what is slowly degrading in the kernel that is fixed at boot time?
>Has anybody else noticed this?  Does anybody have a clue as to what it is?
>Augustine Cano		INTERNET: afc at shibaya.lonestar.org
 			UUCP:     ...!{ernest,egsner}!shibaya!afc

I have found that, if I have a parallel port printer connected to the system,
and the printer is powered off, a lot of disk activity occurs.  
The printer is, of course, configured as well.
This seems related to a lot of activity by one of the first system processes
(can't quite remember which one).

Don't know why.  Don't know if this helps.  Fix was to leave printer on.



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