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SubjectRe: kswapd and system response
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On Sun, 25 Nov 2001 06:48, Ahmed Masud wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Nov 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > hi there,
> >
> > every so often, my system (2.4.13 smp) gets really sloooooow. a typical
<snip>
> > this has been happening with the 2.4.13 kernel every couple of days.
>
> Hello
>
> I have experienced similar behaviour with kswapd/kupdated with 2.4.12 and
> 2.4.13 . After much struggle, I discovered that the system had become
> slugish and non-responsive because i was using the wrong IDE busmastering
> and DMA drivers (VIA chipset) instead of the correct ones for my
> motherboard (PROMISE chipset). If you are using IDE, then perhaps you have
> something similar and are using the incorrect drivers?
>
> If you are indeed using IDE then suggest that you turn of busmastering all
> together and give it another try.
>
> Ahmed.

I am having the same problem with 2.4.6. I have the VIA Drivers compiled in,
which are the correct ones for my chipset. Perhaps it is a problem with the
VIA Drivers? I havn't tested it with anything else.



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