Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Allan Wang <allanvv@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] controlling processor peaks
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 19:24:36
Message-Id: 1122146573.16577.12.camel@localhost
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] controlling processor peaks by Mark Creamer
On Sat, 2005-07-23 at 18:36 +0000, Mark Creamer wrote:
> I have a fresh install of 2005.0. PC specs are AMD Athlon 64 3200, 2 GB > RAM. I'm noticing that certain applications will monopolize the CPU for > a moment and then drop off. But during that time, mouse is hung, and > nothing else will work or will work sporadically. > > An example would be opening PAN newsgroup reader, and selecting a group > that has a large number of messages. Until all the message headers are > loaded into the reader, even if that's only a few seconds, I can't do > anything. > > How can I tune Gentoo so the processor doesn't peak for one app like this? > > Thanks! > Mark
Hmm, I've seen this problem with machines that don't have DMA on, if you're using IDE hard drives, what's the output of hdparm /dev/hda or whatever the drive is? Allan -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-amd64] controlling processor peaks Mark Creamer <mcreamer@××××××××.net>