[Techtalk] Diagnosing server problems

Mary mary-linuxchix at puzzling.org
Tue Sep 27 10:43:07 EST 2005

On Mon, Sep 26, 2005, Rachel McConnell wrote:
> Surely there are other possibilities as well.  Any thoughts of any kind 
> are appreciated!

Have a look at the output of vmstat, particularly to see if there's a
lot of IO activity. That can mean that things are being swapped in and
out to the hard disk a lot, which slows things down very dramatically.


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