Thanks for your reply.
As far as I know the system is not swapping, at least not a lot, but as
indicated, very hard to figure out what is going on without being able
to use a terminal screen. I also set the swap space to another disk than
the disk that seems to be causing the issue.
And yes, I know it has (probably) nothing to do with e2fsprogs, but I
had to choose something when reporting the error (using command line
And to me no matter what it is, it is still kind of a bug. I think an OS
virtually freezing like this is not a stable OS.
I am trying to change the disk scheduler now to see if that changes
Please note I started using ionice and nice for the suspect processes.
That doesn't seem to make any difference.
Looking forward to more info about how I can figure out what is going
On Monday, 16 April, 2018 10:58 PM, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> Your system sounds like its thrashing due your processes wanting to you
> more memory than is available in your system. (BTW, this has nothing to
> do with e2fsprogs).
> Some links to pages that might be helpful:
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