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Today I had a very high system load because I used many applications at the same time (VirtualBox, totem, firefox,...). The load was so high, that the system almost didn't react anymore. Then I killed VirtualBox and the system became a bit faster, however it was terrible slow compared to the usual behaviour though I killed all large applications. After a reboot I got the message:

/dev/mapper/cryptsetup1 is not ready yet or not present, slow system

However the system works but very very slow.

I tried to disable and reenable encrypted swap as described here: http://www.logilab.org/29155

Now the error message is missing but the system is still very very slow.

Any idea how to fix this?

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closed as off topic by bodhi.zazen, fossfreedom Mar 1 '12 at 23:25

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Check your kernel log at /var/log/kern.log. What storage medium do you have? A SSD or HDD? –  Lekensteyn Oct 13 '11 at 19:43
    
This is almost certainly a bug in the boot process of Ubuntu, probably in mountall or some upstart job. –  Dustin Kirkland Feb 19 '12 at 0:45
    
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions here. –  fossfreedom Mar 1 '12 at 23:24