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Re: Interrupt problems on NetBSD/i386 5.0.1

        hello.  I'm a big fan of vmstat -i because it tells me what my current
per-second interrupt load is, and, hopefully, where the interrupts are
going.  If you're having trouble listening to audio and getting disk
timeouts, then I think you're undergoing some kind of interrupt storm which
needs to be resolved.  The question in my mind is, why are you getting so
many interrupts? and who is generating them? and why?  I think that if you
can answer that question, you'll be going a long way toward solving your
problem.  I know it took me a while to figure out the issue that generated
the patch I sent you a couple of weeks ago.

On Feb 9, 10:01pm, Ingolf Steinbach wrote:
} Subject: Re: Interrupt problems on NetBSD/i386 5.0.1
} 2010/2/6 Ingolf Steinbach <>:
} >> Does this help?
} >
} > For audio playback: yes. The echoes are (nearly) gone.
} Unfortunately I had been too optimistic. The echo-like distortion
} still appears. Probably the overall interrupt traffic (e.g. concurrent
} network or disk access) has an impact on this...
} > Is there some kernel configuration option which enables more details
} > on missing or spurious interrupts? Maybe the interrupt had been
} > received but then routed to an unexpected destination...
} Where -- if not here -- is the right place to ask this kind of questions?
} Ingolf
>-- End of excerpt from Ingolf Steinbach

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