[TriLUG] Computer Getting Slow
jim at neuse.net
Thu Aug 21 20:48:54 EDT 2003
folks must do as they choose. if it is quicker to re-load a system with
pristine code that to figure out who did what in a past life, then it is
more of a benefit to the client to get the job done right for a lower
price. If you are just trying to learn and are not interested in
billing the client, by all means, troubleshoot until your heart's
content. time is money.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Boucher [mailto:trekkie at spamcop.net]
> Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 8:12 PM
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Computer Getting Slow
> On Thursday, August 21, 2003, at 10:49 AM, Jim Ray wrote:
> > i like re-loading systems and starting from known good initial
> > conditions. works for differential equations and computers.
> I disagree. I find this a complete and utter cop out for any
> tech that feels this is a good way of 'troubleshooting' any system no
> matter what the OS.
> First things you could do is look at top and see where the process
> speed is going. That can help identify what process is taking time
> causing said 'slowness'
> There are a lot of tools available to judge the health of the
> Format C or mkfs /dev/hda is not a good solution to a problem.
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