Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Mark Creamer <mcreamer@××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] controlling processor peaks
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 19:42:19
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] controlling processor peaks by Allan Wang
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 >>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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Re: [gentoo-amd64] controlling processor peaks Allan Wang <allanvv@×××××.com>