Re: Virtual Console hungs.

tlund (
Sun, 18 May 1997 22:35:36 +0200 (MET DST)

> Since the Virtual Console code changed, the VCs stop responding if
> there is a lot of output to one of them.
> Simple test, run
> main() { for (;;) printf("Hello moon!\r"); }
> in one VC and try to use the other ones -- they are extremely slow or
> doesn't respond at all.
> No problem running something like this in 2.0.30 or the earlier 2.1.x
> kernels.
> I'm not much for fancy graphics so I do all my work in the VCs but
> this slowdown is starting to get to me. Even compiling the kernel,
> which results in some scrolling slows down the other VCs.
> P133, 80x50, 2.1.36.
> I'll be happy to hear comments.

2.1.38 here, and i have the same symptom, during kernel compile, all
the VC:s get VERY slow.

p166 running at 187.6Mhz, 64Mbyte memmory.