John Pritchard-williams wrote:
> Hi Jarrod,
> 
> This happens to me now and then: especially on my Ubuntu box (low-spec 
> machine as it happens) - the whole machine can become totally 
> unresponsive for 5-10 minutes.
> 
> I tried killing it once, but I just made things worse. (ended up with a 
> force-reboot).
> 
> I don't why this happens, but in my experience just letting it run its 
> course was the only way of not causing damage to my system....
> 
> John

Thanks for the reply. I upgraded to the latest version of gem and the 
problem went away. I wonder if they changed something on the other end 
and old versions of gem don't work any more.

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