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SubjectRe: *massive* slowdowns on 2.4.1-pre1[1|2]
> Kernel 2.4.1-pre11 and pre12 are both massively slower than 2.4.0 on the
> same machine, compiled with the same options. The machine is a Athlon
> 900 on a KT133 chipset. The slowdown is noticealbe in all areas...

this is known: Linus decreed that, since two people reported
disk corruption on VIA, any machine with a VIA southbridge
must boot in stupid 1992 mode (PIO). (yes, it might be possible
to boot with ide=autodma or something, but who would guess?)

Linus: I hope you don't consider this a releasable state!
VIA now owns 40% of the chipset market...

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