| Also remember that swap usage itself is not a bad thing; it just means Problem solved. I should have thought about that earlier. Yesterday I was playing with HotSaNIC software to use it on this box. In the end I decided I didn't like it and I didn't really need it so I removed it from the system stopping rrdtool first. Only today did I notice that I have an unusually high (for my setup) number of sleeping processes. ps ax showed me that I had about 150 perl processes that were started by HotSaNIC but never really stopped. I killed them (what a joy :) and voila: last pid: 62059; load averages: 0.04, 0.12, 0.22 up 51+00:27:42 23:21:25 81 processes: 1 running, 78 sleeping, 2 zombie CPU states: 2.7% user, 0.0% nice, 0.8% system, 0.8% interrupt, 95.7% idle Mem: 161M Active, 4348K Inact, 111M Wired, 128K Cache, 60M Buf, 216M Free Swap: 512M Total, 81M Used, 431M Free, 15% Inuse Thank you all for your support! My experience with FBSD is pretty much 51 days old :). But I read most of the posts hoping to learn new things. The great adventure now is to upgrade to 6.2 from 6.1. Never been there before :) Warm regards, -- Zbigniew Szalbot _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"