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SubjectRe: unrelated 2.4.x (x=0-9) sound
>     i.e. you mean that PCI-ISA bridge doesnt provide enough
> realtimeness to fill internal sb buffer?


> i have the next "but": isn`t internal sb buffer
> enough large to flatten these io peaks?

>From memory the internal buffer is something like 64 or 128 bytes.

> but next why: why "find /" does not achieve
> same effect? the datastream is _way_ larger!

It may depend whether the CPU is generating the traffic or not. On some
bridges CPU generated writes win all bus arbitrations by default
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