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SubjectRe: Dual Xeon, MTRR problem still there?
No, there is nothing dodgy going on -- NMI counter should be incrementing
fast -- this is normal. See the NMI watchdog routine in the source.

However, you can do even more optimization to your machine by tweaking the
memory timings settings (it will cause data corruption sometimes but I
assume it's not a production machine anyway so it's worth to corrupt data
for satisfaction of curiosity).

Regards,
Tigran

On Mon, 6 Nov 2000, Dr. David Gilbert wrote:

> Hi,
> While my friendly dual Xeon machine now appears to be pretty fast, I
> notice that the NMI counter is still incrementing like topsy; this
> presumably means that there is still something dodgy going on.
> A hdparm -t seems to be giving respectable values, so I am not quite sure
> where the time/performance is going:
>
> /proc/mtrr shows the following
>
> reg00: base=0xf9f00000 (3999MB), size= 1MB: uncachable, count=1
> reg01: base=0xfa000000 (4000MB), size= 32MB: uncachable, count=1
> reg02: base=0xfc000000 (4032MB), size= 64MB: uncachable, count=1
> reg03: base=0x00000000 ( 0MB), size=4096MB: write-back, count=1
> reg04: base=0x100000000 (4096MB), size= 64MB: write-back, count=1
> reg05: base=0x104000000 (4160MB), size= 32MB: write-back, count=1
> reg06: base=0x106000000 (4192MB), size= 1MB: write-back, count=1
>
> Here are two /proc/interrupts straight after each other:
>
> CPU0 CPU1
> 0: 14047275 17655700 IO-APIC-edge timer
> 1: 73 37 IO-APIC-edge keyboard
> 2: 0 0 XT-PIC cascade
> 9: 0 0 IO-APIC-edge acpi
> 12: 1196 928 IO-APIC-edge PS/2 Mouse
> 13: 0 0 XT-PIC fpu
> 20: 226485 240634 IO-APIC-level eth0
> 56: 14 16 IO-APIC-level sym53c8xx
> 57: 52554 55135 IO-APIC-level sym53c8xx
> 58: 15 12 IO-APIC-level sym53c8xx
> NMI: 31702796 31702796
> LOC: 31702834 31702833
> ERR: 0
>
> CPU0 CPU1
> 0: 14047328 17655766 IO-APIC-edge timer
> 1: 73 37 IO-APIC-edge keyboard
> 2: 0 0 XT-PIC cascade
> 9: 0 0 IO-APIC-edge acpi
> 12: 1196 928 IO-APIC-edge PS/2 Mouse
> 13: 0 0 XT-PIC fpu
> 20: 226496 240646 IO-APIC-level eth0
> 56: 14 16 IO-APIC-level sym53c8xx
> 57: 52554 55135 IO-APIC-level sym53c8xx
> 58: 15 12 IO-APIC-level sym53c8xx
> NMI: 31702915 31702915
> LOC: 31702953 31702952
> ERR: 0
>
> Thats 2.4.0-test10 with last weeks patch.
>
> Dave
>

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