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[Bug 1555351] Re: High load freezes ubuntu completely everytime (have to reboot)


This has annoyed me through the years on different machines and on different distributions ((K)Ubuntu and Debian).
I am here because I experienced it, once more, a few minutes ago. Hard-drive (SSDs are silent, but I could tell from the led) usage skyrocketed even though I do not have any swap partition. Mouse cursor lagged, and even Ctrl+Alt+F1 (take me to a console) or Ctrl+Alt+Backspace (terminate X) did not work. I had to hit the power button.

If I can be of any help, I will do my best. This bug is the single worst
thing in the Linux experience that I have ever had.

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  High load freezes ubuntu completely everytime (have to reboot)

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Whenever an intensive application runs which consumes lots of memory
  or hard drive i/o, Ubuntu freezes completely. It is even impossible to
  kill the offending task. Only "solution" is then to wait for the
  application to finish, or restart PC.

  Windows doesn't have this issue as bad as Ubuntu, in that Windows is
  always somewhat responsive, and you can attempt to kill the intensive
  application to recover the system.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  Package: linux-image-4.2.0-32-generic 4.2.0-32.37
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-32.37-generic 4.2.8-ckt4
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-32-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
   Cannot stat file /proc/18210/fd/20: Input/output error
                        USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  cossio     2082 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  cossio     2082 F.... pulseaudio
  CurrentDesktop: XFCE
  Date: Wed Mar  9 22:28:53 2016
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=37d586ee-f517-4977-b9cd-189c200b0bac
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-08-03 (219 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422.1)
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-32-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=52be177f-a0ea-4053-be39-bbeaff1a22df ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
   linux-restricted-modules-4.2.0-32-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-4.2.0-32-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.149.3
  SourcePackage: linux
  UdevLog: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/log/udev'
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2016-01-31 (38 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 04/01/2014
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: X550LA.505
  dmi.board.asset.tag: ATN12345678901234567
  dmi.board.name: X550LA
  dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
  dmi.board.version: 1.0
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: ATN12345678901234567
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
  dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrX550LA.505:bd04/01/2014:svnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:pnX550LA:pvr1.0:rvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:rnX550LA:rvr1.0:cvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:ct10:cvr1.0:
  dmi.product.name: X550LA
  dmi.product.version: 1.0
  dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

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