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Re: aptitude not working

From: Richard Braun
Subject: Re: aptitude not working
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 17:15:17 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Mon, Nov 07, 2016 at 04:59:09PM +0100, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> it still had plenty of free RAM, the system wasn't doing anything else.

Let's assume that's the case, although it may still happen that, between
two top samples, the system could allocate a huge amount of memory and
hang. And it's not that unlikely.

Check how much of free RAM you have compared to the high thresholds of
free memory reported at boot.

> I was using telnet to the system. It happens also when I use the local
> console though.

The local console (hurd-console, not the mach console) was very recently
fixed [1] with regard to paging.

Richard Braun


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