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


    On Thu, 20 Nov 1997, Peter T. Waltenberg wrote:

    >
    > 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.

    I can guarantee you that the drives are not being spun down <g>. They
    make enough of a whine that this fact wouldn't escape me.

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

    They are all off, as I don't trust/use any such things.

    Steve



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