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    SubjectRe: Keys get stuck
    On Thu, 13 Mar 2008, Mike Galbraith wrote:

    > > I'm not sure if it's the same issue or not, they don't repeat
    > > "forever" for me, it just makes my speeellllliingggg llllooookkk
    > > teerrriibbblle. Like that. Before this happens, letters usually stop
    > > appearing on screen as I'm typing. I usually stop typing at that
    > > point, since I know it will just become a mess.
    > Yes, that's the symptom I was refering to. If you see that under
    > reasonable CPU load, and _without_ major swapping going on, then I'd be
    > suspicious of scheduler trouble. Swap can definitely keep X off the cpu
    > for extended periods, and that seems to be what triggers the repeated
    > keys behavior. (I've never troubleshot it, so must say _seems_)

    I have a hard time calling this a kernel scheduler trouble. My
    understanding is that X are sometimes unhappy how kernel schedules them
    when under load, and that triggers bug in X autorepeat code.

    Jiri Kosina
    SUSE Labs

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