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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
> How can I tune Gentoo so the processor doesn't peak for one app like this?
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?
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