I’m suffering a sluggish Manjaro and I seek to resolve this issue but I’m scratching my head on what happened and how to troubleshoot it.
I’ll go ahead to share the sequence of amusing events (imo) that lead up to this.
I’ve been coding together scripts that scrape video channels for metadata with yt-dlp.
Happy with my work, I decided to unleash it at full throttle meaning “scrape metadata of 140 YouTube channels concurrently” xD
We’re talking here about a loop that calls a channel scrape command with & operator to put the process in the background.
I came back 15 minutes later and my screen was black and had to do a hard shutdown.
Only to find on reboot that my beloved Manjaro felt like a virus infected Windows bloat boat.
I then went ahead to revert my system with Timeshift to a point in the past, surprisingly to no real avail.
My system did improve somewhat, from ‘pulling hair’ unworkable to workable with occasional frustrations of slowliness.
I also unleashed ClamTK on my home dir, it found 80 positives, 30 ish false positive and a bunch of JPGs with malformed JFIF structures.
The false positves were from a popular Node package imurmurhash which I left untouched.
I deleted all the JPGs, not sure if they really were an issue but hey.
I don’t quite understand what happened here.
I don’t think its possible that my hardware could have been damaged. If it can, kindly elaborate.
Could Google have gotten angry and hacked or infected my system? That seems far fetched tbh.
Before the event though, I did notice my mouse moving an inch on its own on occasions.
I did think then “wuut RAT hacker” or just a Linux bug? dunno
It’s really the whole system that became slower e.g. the IDE (JetBrains) is also notably slower now while no scraping processes are running.
Browsing is slower…
I don’t have much experience in troubleshooting Linux systems.
What do you guys think?
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