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SubjectRe: ps hang in 241-pre10
On 27 Jan 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> In article <3A7359BB.7BBEE42A@linux.com>, David Ford <david@linux.com>
> 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?
>
> Does it use KNI if it can, for example? We used to have a problem with
> KNI+Athlons, for example.

Not KNI, I don't think, but 1.2.4 did add support for 3dnow!, with
auto-detection of CPU type. Disabled by default, but available. Are there
any 3dnow! issues??

> 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?

Always uses threads, can use 3dnow!, DGA and realtime priority. Can also
do direct hardware access to some graphics cards (inc SB16), but I haven't
looked at that one closely.


James.

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