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"flush-" processes
« on: August 21, 2011, 06:24:10 PM »
I'm getting a bunch of processes hanging around that have names in the form  "flush-X:NNN" where X is usually 7 or 8 and NNN appears to be the number of a loop device of a loaded extension.  Some times these processes go away after a few minutes but sometimes they stay around for hours.

The process name makes it sound like something is trying to flush a file system cache or something like that, but that doesn't make sense on a read-only file system.  Or am I on the wrong track?

This has been going on for a few weeks now and, perhaps conicidentally, the system seems to be getting very slow, too with Xorg taking up 25% of the CPU (while Minefield is running, though minefield doesn't seem to be eating up the CPU).

Is anyone else seeing these processes or a geneal system slowdown lately?

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