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SubjectRe: 2.6.0 "Losing too many ticks!"
Joe Korty wrote:

> Or maybe IDE DMA is disabled. That would account for lost
> ticks during period of heavy disk IO. Giacomo, type
> hdparm /dev/hda
> If it shows 'using DMA' off, try
> hdparm -d1 /dev/hda
> If that fails then the IDE driver you need is not
> configured in your kernel.
> Joe

Hi Joe,
enabling the dma mode has resolved the "Losing too many ticks" thing, now the
system seems running fine, the unique strange thing is the "Unknown HZ value!
(92) Assume 100." message, that appears before the output of any program launched.

Thanks everyone for the support.


Giacomo Di Ciocco
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