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Chrome sleep on disk while not active! &RAM and swap go crazy!

asked 2016-03-18 15:00:57 -0500

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Well I notice that strange behavior on chrome browser since i moved to Fedora from Debian based distros , everytime Im away from laptop and not active and screen locked , when i unlock it and choose the open chrome icon in my menu bar the mouse and keyboard become freezing and slow! I just managed to open kSysguard to see the ram and swap usage and i notice that chrome sleeping on disk and swap is go crazy!! like this screenshot with my mobile just managed to catch ! so is there any luck to stop this strange behavior? p.s i'm using fedora 23 with mate desktop also appeared on cinnamon desktop too ...

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It might be that your computer is going to hibernation which does a suspend-to-disk. This results in writing all what is in memory onto disk when going to hibernation. When waking up again, it means to read everything from disk again and put it back to memory. This is a very disk intesive process and could lead to the lags you describe. Try to open the power manager settings and disable hibernation. Depending on your needs, choose suspend or "Switch off display".

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answered 2016-03-21 04:49:46 -0500

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Your Chrome is using 2.9 of 3.7 GiB of your RAM. You probably should either close some tabs in chrome (to reduce memory footprint), install more RAM in your computer or choose a different browser with less RAM usage (e.g. Firefox). All of these tips should reduce memory being swapped out to disk.

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