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Here's the output:
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
>>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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