Subject: Re: Bad response...
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Michael van Elst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/31/2004 21:08:19
email@example.com (Simon Burge) writes:
>Here's a simple test case: I've got mpd playing an mp3, and starting a
>large read results in the "bad response" scenario, most noticably with
>the song mpd is playing pausing a lot.
How can this be related to memory usage ? This looks more like a
latency problem. The large read saturates the I/O channel to the
disk and the small reads done by mpd are delayed. What happens
when the mp3 is in mfs ?
>Also, when I've noticed that when this box is in this "bad response"
>state I get "keyboard bounce" while in X. Quite often, a single
>character repeats, so that at normal typing speed "youud see
>someethingg likke this".
Do you see more than double characters ? If it were a normal
key repeat that was triggered by sluggish X server then you
should also see more than one repetition.
Michael van Elst
"A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."