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SubjectRe: ps hang in 241-pre10
Linus Torvalds wrote:

> In article <>, David Ford <>
> wrote:
> >
> >We've narrowed it down to "we're all running xmms" when it happend.
> Does anybody have a clue about what is different with xmms?

Not sure.

> Does it use KNI if it can, for example? We used to have a problem with
> KNI+Athlons, for example.
> It might also be that it's threading-related, and that XMMS is one of
> the few things that uses threads. Things like that. I'm not an XMMS
> user, can somebody who knows XMMS comment on things that it does that
> are unusual?

If I was clued enough to know KNI, I could say for a certainty. I am
assuming it's a form of MMX or related. My notebook is a mobile pII 366.

I'm stress testing it now with ac12. I originally had pre9 on it. There is
one difference other than that, I have Marcelo's bg aging patch on here which
seems to have improved responsiveness significantly but I'll save that for
another story.

I've triggered it, report follows in next email.


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