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    SubjectRe: dentries rule. [was: Re: Pros and cons of newer kernels]

    On 19-Nov-97 Mike Jagdis wrote:
    > On Tue, 18 Nov 1997, Steven N. Hirsch wrote:
    >
    >> 2.0.31: 0.72user 5.11system 0:06.19elapsed 94%CPU (486/133)
    >>
    >> 2.1.64: 0.32user 0.57system 0:17.04elapsed 5%CPU (6x86 P150+)
    >>
    >>
    >> Just a bit of difference in the CPU usage, no? Any suggestions as to why
    >> the 6x86 shows so little CPU use? Top shows the system as being 97%
    >> idle! Could this be some odd misbehavior with the Cyrix idle patch?
    >
    > It looks like the 6x86 machine spent around 10 seconds waiting
    > for I/O. Almost as if your hard disk interrupts aren't bringing
    > the processor out of hlt (but others must be). What do you get
    > without suspend on halt enabled or booting with the no-hlt boot
    > option?

    If it's like my 686 which has good Bios APM support, it's probably waiting for
    the drives to spin up again. (rather than a halt problem). Thats about 10
    seconds here.

    If the above fix doesn't work, dive into the CMOS settings and turn off the
    BIOS APM powerdown options.

    Peter
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    E-Mail: P.Waltenberg@irl.cri.nz
    Date: 20-Nov-97
    Time: 07:42:34
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