Generally slow firefox..kjournald much better now

I was having some serious problems with firefox/kjournald causing my mouse and keyboard input to be horribly slow and jerky. Last night I was at the end of my rope…until this morning when I got the new firefox update…MUCH better now…thank you…oh BTW…Name Server Cache Daemon (NSCD) wasn’t helping either (apparently comes with the LAMP package)

Just some misc iostat output from yesterday…

Total DISK READ: 0 B/s | Total DISK WRITE: 131.15 P/s
PID USER DISK READ DISK WRITE SWAPIN IO COMMAND
1341 root 0 B/s 266.67 T/s 0.00 % 99.99 % [kjournald]
23336 dart 0 B/s 130.89 P/s 0.00 % 99.99 % firefox --sm-config-prefix /firefox-GQElTh/ --sm-client-id 10bccae2cc000128382101600000037980074 --screen 0

Edit: That’s firefox 3.6.8 update BTW