Number: 1400

Date: 12-Jun-84 16':51':44

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: Slowdown with time on the DLion fixed by LOGOUT

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Description: '
Date': 11 Jun 84 10':14 PDT'
Subject': Lisp': Slowdown with time on the DLion fixed by LOGOUT.'
Lisp System Date': 21-May-84 01':21':39'
Machine': Dorado (AHenderson)'
Microcode version': 24,4'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': Always'
Impact': Strange'
Last week I had occasion for the first time to run Trillium on the DLion for an extended period of time. As I worked, it got progressively slower and slower to the point of intolerability. Luckily the day ended; I logged out. The next morning I restarted the volume just as the LOGOUT had left it. And it was back running at high speed again! And so it continued for the rest of that day': it would get slower and slower over a 1 to 2 hour span; then I''d logout, restart the volume, and be running again fine.'
I noticed that when it was running slowly there was very little disk-write activity and lots of disk-read. '
I mentioned this to Larry, who wondered about whether I had the mechanism which writes dirty pages at the end of the sysout running. How do I find out? I did not have SPY loaded so I couldn''t "see" where the time was being spent. I''ll try to reproduce the effect here, load SPY and get more info. Help and suggestions appreciated.'
Date': 12 Jun 84 17':04 PDT'
Subject': Re': AR 1400': Slowdown with time on the DLion fixed by LOGOUT'
In-reply-to':''s message of 12 Jun 84 16':53':23 PDT (Tuesday)'
If he had NO disk-writing activity, his symptoms are consistent with him inadvertantly having \VMEM.INHIBIT.WRITE set true.  But I doubt he could last all day that way.  Otherwise, I have no theories.'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 28-Jun-84 13':51':30

Attn: vanMelle

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System: Operating System

Subsystem: Virtual Memory



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Difficulty: Moderate

Frequency: Everytime

Impact: Moderate

Priority: Hopefully

Status: Open

Problem Type: Performance

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