Subject: Re: strange high interrupt load and other problems.
To: None <>
From: Eric Auge <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/10/2006 23:22:16
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Tobias Nygren wrote:
> Eric Auge wrote:
>> Hello,
>>  =20
> [snip]
>> the SATA drive seems awfuly slow for some (to me) unknown reasons
>> I keep getting a _lot_ of interrupts (systat 1, :iostat)
>> when doing like a cvs update -PAd on pkgsrc and the load of the box
>> is going up to 3 or 4, nothing is running except xorg (from pkgsrc)
>> using the vesa driver (since i810 doesnt seems to support i950GM)
>> and a very light window manager (wmii) + 3 xterms.
>>  =20
> [snip]
>> pciide0 at pci0 dev 31 function 2
>> pciide0: vendor 0x8086 product 0x27c4 (rev. 0x02)
>> pciide0: bus-master DMA support present, but unused (no driver support=
>> pciide0: primary channel wired to compatibility mode
>> pciide0: primary channel interrupting at irq 14
> No DMA, no wonder it's slow :)
> I believe ICH7 sata controllers should be supported by piixide(4).
> Have you tried adding the PCI id?

Ok thanks this solved the issue :)

it's not slow anymore and the machine is getting
faster now.


> -Tobias

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