I am using
cp to copy data like so:
cp -r from_here to_there
When I do that, my computer freezes and unfreezes periodically. I have 4 CPUs installed and the HD is connected via SATA.
to_there are both on the same file system so no network is used. The freezing is somehow dependent on the amount of files being copied. For a lot of files it is even impossible to sign in on the machine via ssh.
Is there a way to check why my OS freezes and unfreezes? Can I maybe tell
cp to take it easy somehow?