From: Kenn Humborg (kenn at domain avalon.wombat.ie)
Date: Sat 11 Sep 1999 - 14:37:38 IST
On Tue, Sep 08, 1998 at 08:06:51PM +0100, kernel v2.0.35 wrote:
You're a year behind the rest of us...
> hey people,
> just installed redhat6.0, kernel v2.2.5-15, and am having some fairly =
> major problems with the speed of my ppp connection...pings to standard =
> places, eg www.iol.ie, are giving like 70% packet losses and stuff, and =
> netscape takes AGES to load a page...
> very strangely though lynx manages to load a page in normal time...curiouser
> and curiouser
It's possible that heavy interrupt activity from your IDE disk and/or
CD is causing serial interrupts to be missed. If you are low on RAM,
netscape will cause more paging and thus more disk activity than the
It happened to me where heavy CD activity really screwed PPP throughput.
Try the following:
# hdparm -u 1 /dev/hda
# hdparm -u 1 /dev/hdb
and /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd if you have them as well. This tells the IDE
drivers to allow other interrupts in while handling disk and CD interrupts.
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