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    SubjectRe: Nasty regression from .27.7 to .27.8: idle samba goes crazy
    On Fri, 12 Dec 2008, Jan Rekorajski wrote:

    > On Wed, 10 Dec 2008, Manfred Spraul wrote:
    >
    > >> On Mon, 8 Dec 2008 23:22:46 +0100
    > >> Jan Rekorajski <baggins@sith.mimuw.edu.pl> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> I think you can safely rule out NIC, I'm also seeing this behaviour on a
    > >>> brand new server with imap hanging in some busy-loop.
    > >>> Network card in my case:
    > >>> Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 12)
    > >>>
    > >>> What I observer was one CPU doing 100% system work, and the number of
    > >>> timer interrupts went from 1k per second to 4k (for the whole system).
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > > Could you try the attached patch?
    > > It should fix the bug.
    >
    > Thank you, I'm currently running 2.6.27.8 with your patch, I'll report
    > after 12-24 hours.

    top - 19:20:59 up 17:22, 34 users, load average: 0.34, 0.41, 0.33

    So, it seems that your patch cured my problem, as that server couldn't
    survive more than 8 hours previously (2-3 was norm).

    Jan
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