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  1. #11
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden

    My keyboard is also international, you know. On the Swedish keyboard you generate it with the same key that generate the ^ and ~ characters, but all these three (yes, three characters from one button, that's where you use that ALT GR key that isn't on U.S. keyboards) are dead keys, too. When I don't need Swedish characters, I use the U.S. layout since it's much better. You can see what layout those that designed UNIX and C used... I suggest you check it out, too.

    Anyhow... can you check how the processor time is spent? See if it's spent in user or system mode. If it's spent in system (kernel) mode, that's the reason why you can't attach to it with strace. Also, check the state of the xinetd process. Is it R, S or D? It _should_ be R, but check anyway.

  2. #12
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Cardiff, Wales

    Solved but don't understand

    I restarted xinetd using the service GUI in Gnome and it has been assigned a new pid. This can now be traced using strace. however, it is now running at a sensible level sometimes as low as 2%.

    I don't understand and my brain hurts!
    No trees were harmed during the creation of this message. Its made from a blend of elephant tusk and dolphin meat.

  3. #13
    Linux Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    I didn't check to see if this was mentioned anywhere above, but watch out for respawning programs, they can cripple your system.

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