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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.35.6
    On Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:39:56 -0400
    tmhikaru@gmail.com wrote:

    > On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 09:51:35PM +0200, Florian Mickler wrote:
    > > I can't comment on the bouncing part, but increased load average is
    > > partly bisected down in Bug 16525 (unexpected high load since 2.6.35
    > > Bug 16525)[1]. Maybe you are seeing something similiar?
    >
    > If you're referring to
    >
    > https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16525
    >

    > then I have to admit that's very interesting; in fact, I tested my machine
    > without X running, and the problem I'm having goes away entirely - loadavg
    > quickly settles to 0.00 - and even with *only* a mrxvt terminal running,
    > that is to say NO window manager, just mrxvt running, X on 2.6.35.3 and
    > later has the wildly bouncy load averages.

    That would of course lead one to think it happens
    somewhere in the gfx stack.

    >
    > Here's a graphical example of just how wacky this is:
    >
    > http://yfrog.com/6lloadbp
    >
    > In this image, the dip down to less than 0.5 after the 18'th is due to me
    > experimenting using the slackware distribution kernel (2.6.33.4) after I
    > finally noticed something was amiss. The sharp rise afterwards is due to me
    > first, building 2.6.35.5, and then afterwards, using it. To be perfectly
    > clear, I've previously used 2.6.34.2 and did not experience the problem
    > there either, nor is it in 2.6.33.4.

    What load figure are you basing your observations on? The 15 minutes
    average should be the most interesting (sampled at a 7 minutes
    interval...)

    Regards,
    Flo


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