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SubjectRe: [patch] voluntary-preempt-2.6.9-rc3-mm2-T0

On Tue, 5 Oct 2004, Rui Nuno Capela wrote:

> Unfortunately it doesn't seem to. Attached you may find some info I
> could dump out, as a snapshot of what I'm seeing on my fresh
> 2.6.9-rc3-mm2-T0.0smp kernel.

thanks. Do your problems go away if you turn off the SMT scheduler, or if
you disable SMP altogether on your P4-HT box?

> - top-100: top output, showing that ksoftirqd/1 is consuming 99.9% of one,
> but only one, of the virtual CPUs, permanentely.

i think this is the clearest indication that there's something is
fundamentally wrong - ksoftirqd must never use that much CPU time on an
idle system.

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