system slowdown when copy files (cinnamon)

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niubboxp
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system slowdown when copy files (cinnamon)

Post by niubboxp » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:43 pm

when i copy some big files the system slow down alot the cpu usage is 20% i have alot of free ram and disk space, it seems unrelated to my pc, i've read someone have this issue too, i think is a bug
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Re: system slowdown when copy files (cinnamon)

Post by DeMus » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:00 pm

No, not a bug. Although CPU is hardly used and so is memory, there is however a lot of disc activity which causes other processes to stop (almost).
If an other process needs to read from or write to disk and you are using the disc(s) to copy files the other process has to wait, causing the slowdown.
Very normal, however very annoying.

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Re: system slowdown when copy files (cinnamon)

Post by niubboxp » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:33 pm

i dont think is my case, i have an pcie ssd 1,6 GB/s as system disk, and i was trasfering files from a secondary ssd 550MB/s to an external HD at 120MB/s so i dont thinks is about disks bottleneck
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Re: system slowdown when copy files (cinnamon)

Post by DeMus » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:55 pm

Okay.

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