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From: Allan Wang <allanvv@...>
Subject: Re: controlling processor peaks
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 15:22:53 -0400
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

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