On Sat, Nov 11, 2000 at 05:01:34PM +0000, Paul Jakma wrote:
> the big kernel lock probably if 2.2. ping -f (with no X calls) is now
> really hammering at the kernel, and the second ping ends waiting a
> lot when asking the kernel to send and listen for reply to a ping.
Even though it's only pinging every 30 seconds ?
> i take ityour machine is quite slow when you do this? (if not, then
> it's not BKL, but a more fine-grained lock).
Didn't try much else. Mouse response is fine, but when I see 95%+ of CPU
gone, I don't try to do much else.
> have a root around in include/asm-i386/entry.S, follow the calls with
> find .... -exec grep (typically read() goes to sys-read(), etc..) and
> see what kind of locks different paths take.
Hmm - I don't know that I care that much :-)
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