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SubjectRe: another must-fix: major PS/2 mouse problem
Vojtech Pavlik <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 11:21:55PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > We believe that it may be due to the ethernet driver holding interrupts off
> > for too long when the traffic is heavy.
> Note that this doesn't necessarily mean that the ethernet driver
> disables the interrupts for a too long time, it just means that the
> computer is only servicing the network interrupts at that time, and
> since the mouse interrupt does have a lower priority, it's serviced
> not very often and with huge delays.
> In such a case the network driver should either use interrupt mitigation
> if the cards supports it (reading many packets per one interrupt) or
> switch to a polled mode.

Has this problem been observed in 2.4 kernels?

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