I think I have this, too, once in a while. Maybe strace helps to see
what happens, I have not tried yet.
> this surely is a wierd problem. As of today, mc takes 30 seconds to
> start. It worked OK yesterday.
> I am using debian etch. I installed no updates or so.
> Version is 4.6.1-6
> Now for the funny part: top does not show anything interesting,
> dmesg logs no errors, kernlog also nothing.
> smartctl says the HD is fine...
> Once mc runs, it is running fine.
> even if mc is running in another console, it takes 30s to start another
> Does anybody have an idea how to track this down??
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