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SubjectRe: Process priority in 2.4.18 (RedHat 7.3)
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> So the problem would appear to be that your networking *requires*
> ksoftirqd services to function. Either:
>
> 1) The driver is bust - its hard_start_xmit() function is failing
> frequently, and relying on ksoftirqd to get things done (I think;
> it's been a while). Or

The ne2k card has little buffering.

> 2) Something is wrong with the ksoftirqd design. Or

I think its mostly #2. We invoke ksoftirq far far too easily.
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