Re: xlock too slow to wake up

Because all your normally-running programs are idle, the kernel will
feel free to swap out your programs and use the resulting memory for
these bookkeeping processes/disk caching. "Swapping out", FYI, means
that the in-memory content of your programs are written to disk (that's
what swap space is, disk space reserved to hold memory overflow). Then
when you come in in the morning and press a key to wake up your programs
the kernel has to swap them back in again (read them out of disk swap
space and into memory). This can take a long time (relatively speaking).

I guess thats it. I have 2x 4GB swap, running many progs+virtualbox
continuously. In the morning i wait 1-5 minutes till i get a passwd prompt.
Today i went to tty1 and called top, no strange process there.

The question is: cannt i get it faster by default setting xlock to higher


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