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SubjectRe: Unresponiveness of 2.4.16
Lost Logic wrote:

> I'm running 2.4.16 with 2 IDE UDMA mode 4 drives, and I have
> experienced no such pausing no matter what I do. (which usually
> includes patching, extracting, and generally messing with kernels from
> Eterm with XMMS playing, and a couple mozillas open)

Ignore that, I know why I have no problems, I can extract kernels, make
kernels, etc w/o paging...

>
> Nathan G. Grennan wrote:
>
>> 2.4.16 becomes very unresponsive for 30 seconds or so at a time during
>> large unarchiving of tarballs, like tar -zxf mozilla-src.tar.gz. The
>> file is about 36mb. I run top in one window, run free repeatedly in
>> another window and run the tar -zxf in a third window. I had many
>> suspects, but still not sure what it is. I have tried
>>
>> ext2 vs ext3
>> preemptive vs non-preemptive
>> tainted vs non-tainted
>>
>> Nothing seems to help 2.4.16.
>>
>> I tried switching to Redhat's 2.4.9-13 kernel and it acts Alot better.
>> Not only does 2.4.9-13 not get the 30 second delay, but it also seems to
>> take advantage of caching. 2.4.16 takes the same moment of time each
>> time, even tho it should have cached it all into memory the first time.
>> 2.4.9-13 takes a while the first time(without the 30 second new process
>> freezing), but then takes almost no time the times after that. One
>> interesting thing I noticed is that with and without preemptive a
>> already started mp3 playing had no disruption even during the 30 second
>> windows where any new commands would get stuck with 2.4.16. I am not
>> using custom
>>
>> I plan to do more testing to see how say 2.4.9, 2.4.13ac7, etc.
>> Any ideas of how to fix this for 2.4.16?
>>
>> I have attached my .config.
>>
>> My system:
>>
>> Redhat 7.2 with all updates
>>
>> Athlon Thunderbird 1.33ghz
>> 768mb(512mb, 256mb) PC133 SDRAM
>> Abit KT7A-RAID v1.0(KT133A chipset)
>> Bios 64
>> HPT370(bios v1.2.0604)
>> Primary Master Quantum Fireball AS40.0
>> Secondary Master IBM-DTLA-307045
>> VIA686B Primary Master CREATIVE DVD-ROM DVD6240E
>> Secondary Master CR-2801TE
>>
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