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    SubjectRe: Idle loadavg of ~1, maybe MD related
    Andrew Morton writes:

    > Maybe, but we can usually work around it pretty comfortably.
    >
    > If smu_set_fan() is only ever called by a kernel thread then we can simply
    > flip it over to using wait_for_completion_interruptible().
    >
    > If smu_set_fan() is also called from user processes then things aren't so
    > easy...

    I believe most of the time spent waiting is actually spent inside the
    i2c layer in uninterruptible sleeps.

    Robin, what does the "motherboard" line in /proc/cpuinfo say on your
    machine?

    Paul.


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