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SubjectRe: 2.4.18-pre7 slow ... apm problem
> > 1) keyboard rate is a bit slow on 2.4.18-pre7 compared to
> > 2.4.18-pre6.
> > 2) On vmware 3.0, ping localhost is very slow. 2.4.18-pre6
> > has not such problem.
> >
> > After disabling CONFIG_APM_CPU_IDLE, the system works fast again.
> > With pre6 or earlier versions, system works fine though even with
> > CONFIG_APM_CPU_IDLE enabled.
> Idle handling in the apm driver was modified in 2.4.18-pre7 .
> Back to the drawing board ...

The keyboard rate one is curious. The vmware one I can easily believe is
caused by Vmware switching in/out of OS's without managing the APM
state of the processor (and leaving it in powersave)

Not sure its drawing board time, just a little investigation.

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