Comment 11 for bug 721896

Graham Watson (grahamw-home) wrote :

I get this bug too on my HP Pavilion DV6 laptop. For me it only ever happens after a suspend to ram, and the symptoms are the same. My physical ram is <50% full, but the swap space just fills up and churns the hard disc forever. The system becomes barely usable (mouse pointer even sticks for long lengths of time) even though the CPU is <25% in use. sudo swapoff -a seems to solve the problem after a few minutes.

If some people are finding this happening without having used suspend-to-ram, I would say we either have 2 separate bugs, or the suspend-to-ram feature is at least a catalyst.