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From: Mark Creamer <mcreamer@...>
Subject: Re: controlling processor peaks
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 19:41:29 +0000
Here's the output:

/dev/hda:
 multcount    = 16 (on)
 IO_support   =  0 (default 16-bit)
 unmaskirq    =  0 (off)
 using_dma    =  0 (off)
 keepsettings =  0 (off)
 readonly     =  0 (off)
 readahead    = 256 (on)
 geometry     = 30515/255/63, sectors = 251000193024, start = 0



Allan Wang wrote:

>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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