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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.

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Jiri Kosina
SUSE Labs


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