Sometimes, usually on the exit of Communicator (version 4.61), I notice the
CPU bar is pegged and the machine is slow. The problem is always
ld-linux.so.2. Here is the top of a "top".
3:22pm up 1 day, 25 min, 1 user, load average: 1.13, 1.41, 1.26
70 processes: 65 sleeping, 4 running, 1 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 98.6% user, 1.3% system, 0.0% nice, 0.0% idle
Mem: 127760K av, 124276K used, 3484K free, 57692K shrd, 2620K buff
Swap: 133016K av, 416K used, 132600K free 48588K cached
PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT LIB %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
1118 bryce 17 0 30480 29M 9248 R 18M 97.2 23.8 1315m ld-linux.so.2
This happens about once a week under daily use. I must kill -9 the
process. Kill -6 is not enough. Other coworkers see the same problem. We
have not tried with RH 6.2 yet.
(And won't try with 6.2 -- we're upgrade shy here)
This is netscape dying; you can solve this (sort of)
by not running netscape against the compatibility libs.
(rpm -e compat-libs compat-glibc will solve this; alternatively,
you can upgrade to the latest netscape package (such as the
4.72 packages), or edit
This could, however, cause other instabilities.