Maybe you can give me a hint (Suse 7.0, PII, 256MB, lots of GB disk but
almost full, 9% free on /, but no problems experiences so far, except
..): For some days I have been working until after midnight. At midnight
cron starts some jobs. My disk rattles for some time. Task Manager (KDE)
reports a find and sort process (user nobody -> could be updatedb) and
Xosview shows 100% CPU usage, mainly by a NICE job. (??, I've never seen
this before. Normally jobs are USR or SYS.)
After that the system (or at least X/KDE) hangs. CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to
shutdown X/KDE does not work either. Once I was able to shutdown X/KDE
by hand, but then the system crashes (segmentation fault, or something
like 'cannot resolve page') while shutting down. I've tried to provoke
the problem by calling all cron jobs I've found (/etc/crontab,
/etc/cron.daily/*) manually. This time the system remained stable.
Could this be related to disk almost full? All kind of hints are
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