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My Laptop I/O gets Overloaded Too Easily - 25/Gnome

asked 2017-03-25 07:04:21 -0600

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updated 2017-03-25 07:08:56 -0600

I've got a DELL Inspiron 5520 c 2012. It's a quad core with supposedly good hardware. When running I/O intensive apps, my DE gets slow and unresponsive and often crashes due to I/O overload, backlog, timeout etc. Is there anything I can do to speedup, streamline I/O under load. I suppose, I could put another Hybrid SSD in the DVD bay and configure RAID 0; but since the SATA bus is only capable of 600MB/s, I'm not sure this will even help.

Here's some of my hardware info:

[xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4) 00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04) 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 07) 02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (rev c4) [xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$

[xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$ inxi -Fx
System:    Host: dhcppc0 Kernel: 4.9.14-200.fc25.x86_64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.3.1)
           Desktop: Gnome 3.22.3 (Gtk 2.24.31)
           Distro: Fedora release 25 (Twenty Five)
Machine:   Device: portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 5520 v: A14
           Mobo: Dell model: 04G65K v: A02 UEFI: Dell v: A14 date: 05/13/2013
Battery    BAT1: charge: 38.5 Wh 99.9% condition: 38.5/48.8 Wh (79%)
           model: LGC DELL YKF0M25G status: Full
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-3612QM (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 16761
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 1203 MHz 2: 1303 MHz 3: 1203 MHz
           4: 1205 MHz 5: 1256 MHz 6: 1222 MHz 7: 1201 MHz 8: 1224 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: Fedora X.org 119.1 driver: N/A
           Resolution: 1360x768@59.80hz
           GLX ...
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answered 2017-03-25 08:32:16 -0600

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updated 2017-03-25 09:11:59 -0600

Your cpu speed shows max 3.1ghz but current shows 1.2ghz. it might be that the speedstep feature is not enabling, which prevents the faster cpu speed, to help with decreasing the load. Make sure speedstep or turbo boost is enabled in bios. Also check your opengl drivers, my glxrender is 4.5 and yours shows to be using 3.0 You could also chamge DE tp cinnamon, that is what i use, and never seems to get bogged down.

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answered 2017-03-25 08:07:07 -0600

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Also,

[xxxxxx@xxxxx ~]$ hdparm -I /dev/sda | more
/dev/sda: Permission denied
[sophie@dhcppc0 ~]$ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | more
[sudo] password for sophie: 

/dev/sda:

ATA device, with non-removable media
    Model Number:       ST1000LM014-1EJ164                      
    Serial Number:      W772W4KA
    Firmware Revision:  SM30    
    Transport:          Serial, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5,
 SATA Rev 2.6, SATA Rev 3.0
Standards:
    Used: unknown (minor revision code 0x001f) 
    Supported: 9 8 7 6 5 
    Likely used: 9
Configuration:
    Logical     max current
    cylinders   16383   16383
    heads       16  16
    sectors/track   63  63
    --
    CHS current addressable sectors:   16514064
    LBA    user addressable sectors:  268435455
    LBA48  user addressable sectors: 1953525168
    Logical  Sector size:                   512 bytes
    Physical Sector size:                  4096 bytes
    Logical Sector-0 offset:                  0 bytes
    device size with M = 1024*1024:      953869 MBytes
    device size with M = 1000*1000:     1000204 MBytes (1000 GB)
    cache/buffer size  = unknown
    Form Factor: 2.5 inch
    Nominal Media Rotation Rate: 5400
Capabilities:
    LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)
    Queue depth: 32
    Standby timer values: spec'd by Standard, no device specific minimum
    R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 16  Current = ?
    Advanced power management level: 128
    Recommended acoustic management value: 254, current value: 0
    DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6 
         Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
    PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4 
         Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
Commands/features:
    Enabled Supported:
       *    SMART feature set
            Security Mode feature set
       *    Power Management feature set
       *    Write cache
       *    Look-ahead
       *    Host Protected Area feature set
       *    WRITE_BUFFER command
       *    READ_BUFFER command
       *    DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
       *    Advanced Power Management feature set
            SET_MAX security extension
       *    48-bit Address feature set
       *    Device Configuration Overlay feature set
       *    Mandatory FLUSH_CACHE
       *    FLUSH_CACHE_EXT
       *    SMART error logging
       *    SMART self-test
       *    General Purpose Logging feature set
       *    WRITE_{DMA|MULTIPLE}_FUA_EXT
       *    64-bit World wide name
       *    IDLE_IMMEDIATE with UNLOAD
            Write-Read-Verify feature set
       *    WRITE_UNCORRECTABLE_EXT command
       *    {READ,WRITE}_DMA_EXT_GPL commands
       *    Segmented DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
       *    Gen1 signaling speed (1.5Gb/s)
       *    Gen2 signaling speed (3.0Gb/s)
       *    Gen3 signaling speed (6.0Gb/s)
       *    Native Command Queueing (NCQ)
       *    Host-initiated interface power management
       *    Phy event counters
       *    Idle-Unload when NCQ is active
       *    READ_LOG_DMA_EXT equivalent to READ_LOG_EXT
       *    DMA Setup Auto-Activate optimization
            Device-initiated interface power management
       *    Software settings preservation
       *    SMART Command Transport (SCT) feature set
       *    SCT Features Control (AC4)
       *    SCT Data Tables (AC5)
            unknown 206[7]
            unknown 206[12] (vendor specific)
Security: 
    Master password revision code = 65534
        supported
    not enabled
    not locked
    not frozen
    not expired: security count
        supported: enhanced erase
    190min for SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 190min for ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT.

Logical Unit WWN Device Identifier: 5000c5009ae45926
    NAA     : 5
    IEEE OUI    : 000c50
    Unique ID   : 09ae45926
Checksum: correct
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answered 2017-03-25 07:56:18 -0600

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Here's the output of "systemd-analyze blame"

[xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$ systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 1.992s (kernel) + 5.914s (initrd) + 1min 19.227s (userspace) = 1min 27.134s
[xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$ systemd-analyze blame
         47.064s plymouth-quit-wait.service
         24.877s NetworkManager-wait-online.service
         12.340s libvirtd.service
          9.092s systemd-udev-settle.service
          8.810s dev-mapper-fedora\x2droot.device
          8.190s lvm2-monitor.service
          6.979s systemd-fsck@dev-mapper-fedora\x2dhome.service
          5.940s expressvpn.service
          5.121s accounts-daemon.service
          5.027s systemd-journal-flush.service
          4.910s abrtd.service
          4.677s firewalld.service
          4.324s ModemManager.service
          2.999s systemd-udevd.service
          2.468s lm_sensors.service
          2.420s systemd-fsck-root.service
          2.396s lvm2-pvscan@8:4.service
          2.384s systemd-logind.service
          2.370s gssproxy.service
          2.370s livesys.service
          2.370s sysstat.service
          2.182s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
          2.043s rtkit-daemon.service
          2.042s avahi-daemon.service
          2.030s proc-fs-nfsd.mount
          1.801s NetworkManager.service
          1.520s systemd-binfmt.service
          1.468s gdm.service
          1.403s polkit.service
          1.260s user@42.service
          1.194s fedora-readonly.service
          1.032s cups.service
           944ms packagekit.service
           892ms abrt-ccpp.service
           805ms proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.mount
           759ms systemd-random-seed.service
           702ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-0C32\x2d0B67.service
           645ms upower.service
           645ms chronyd.service
           641ms systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service
           608ms systemd-journald.service
           603ms dev-mqueue.mount
           589ms boot-efi.mount
           579ms udisks2.service
           546ms auditd.service
           505ms systemd-rfkill.service
           471ms systemd-backlight@backlight:intel_backlight.service
         47.064s plymouth-quit-wait.service
         24.877s NetworkManager-wait-online.service
         12.340s libvirtd.service
          9.092s systemd-udev-settle.service
          8.810s dev-mapper-fedora\x2droot.device
          8.190s lvm2-monitor.service
          6.979s systemd-fsck@dev-mapper-fedora\x2dhome.service
          5.940s expressvpn.service
          5.121s accounts-daemon.service
          5.027s systemd-journal-flush.service
          4.910s abrtd.service
          4.677s firewalld.service
          4.324s ModemManager.service
          2.999s systemd-udevd.service
          2.468s lm_sensors.service
          2.420s systemd-fsck-root.service
          2.396s lvm2-pvscan@8:4.service
          2.384s systemd-logind.service
          2.370s gssproxy.service
          2.370s livesys.service
          2.370s sysstat.service
          2.182s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
          2.043s rtkit-daemon.service
          2.042s avahi-daemon.service
          2.030s proc-fs-nfsd.mount
          1.801s NetworkManager.service
          1.520s systemd-binfmt.service
          1.468s gdm.service
          1.403s polkit.service
          1.260s user@42.service
          1.194s fedora-readonly.service
          1.032s cups.service
           944ms packagekit.service
           892ms abrt-ccpp.service
           805ms proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.mount
           759ms systemd-random-seed.service
           702ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-0C32\x2d0B67.service
           645ms upower.service
           645ms chronyd.service
           641ms systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service
           608ms systemd-journald.service
           603ms dev-mqueue.mount
           589ms boot-efi.mount
           579ms udisks2.service
           546ms auditd.service
           505ms systemd-rfkill.service
           471ms systemd-backlight@backlight:intel_backlight.service
           427ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
           397ms kmod-static-nodes.service
           367ms systemd-sysctl.service
           366ms switcheroo-control.service
           357ms wpa_supplicant.service
           333ms bluetooth.service
           308ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-09c761f6\x2d0613\x2d4047\x2dbcde\x2d87b4793a05e4.service
           299ms dnf-makecache.service
           295ms systemd-remount-fs.service
           289ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
           273ms fedora-import-state.service
           270ms rpc-statd-notify.service
           249ms systemd-user-sessions.service
           243ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
           203ms dmraid-activation.service
           185ms nfs-config.service
           178ms user@0.service
           175ms user@1000.service
           173ms colord.service
           165ms dracut-shutdown.service
           157ms plymouth-read-write.service
           137ms home.mount
           136ms dev-mapper-fedora\x2dswap.swap
            71ms boot.mount
            58ms systemd-vconsole-setup.service
            57ms systemd-update-utmp.service
            23ms blk-availability.service
            15ms plymouth-start.service
            14ms sysstat-collect.service
            13ms livesys-late.service
             9ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount ...
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