Subject: Re: Parallel port CPU hog (was: Disk driver related problems?)
To: None <>
From: Mark White <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/21/2000 14:25:37
Steven M. Bellovin writes:
> I'm far from an expert on parallel ports, but I recall reading that 
> using the polling version of the driver was faster, and generated lower 
> CPU loads.  On my system, I've found that /dev/lpa0 works much better 
> than /dev/lpt0.  Which are you using?

Aha - I was using lpt0; changing to lpa0 has reduced load
during spooling to normal levels.  Thanks v much.  (Anyone
know why the big speed difference?)

Mark <><