Subject: Re: Jerky system behavior.
To: Wolfgang Solfrank <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Rauch <email@example.com>
Date: 03/04/2005 13:08:09
On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 05:46:17PM +0100, Wolfgang Solfrank wrote:
> >About August or so of last year, I upgraded from one -current to
> >another on my AMD64 box and suddenly started seeing a jerkiness to the
> >system. Others reported it and I figured that it was a short-lived
> >kernel issue. I recently did a new CVS update and built a fresh
> >kernel. The problem is still there.
> >(I only recall AMD64 people remarking about it, so I assume that
> >it's AMD64-specific.)
> Hmm, since I see this on an i386 box with an MPACPI kernel, too, I currently
> suspect the ACPI interpreter taking too much time. Investigating this
> further is somewhere on my todo list, but didn't make it to the top yet ;-(.
I see this even without MPACPI enabled:
$ grep -i mpacpi socrates
#options MPACPI_SCANPCI # MPBIOS configures PCI roots
(Yes. Flying in the face of convention and stirring up great tides
of controversy, no doubt, I use lower-cased kernel config files.
"I probably don't know what I'm talking about." http://www.olib.org/~rkr/