Re: dentries rule. [was: Re: Pros and cons of newer kernels]

Steven N. Hirsch (
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 22:11:51 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 19 Nov 1997, Mike Jagdis wrote:

> On Tue, 18 Nov 1997, Steven N. Hirsch wrote:
> > 2.0.31: 0.72user 5.11system 0:06.19elapsed 94%CPU (486/133)
> >
> > 2.1.64: 0.32user 0.57system 0:17.04elapsed 5%CPU (6x86 P150+)
> >
> >
> > Just a bit of difference in the CPU usage, no? Any suggestions as to why
> > the 6x86 shows so little CPU use? Top shows the system as being 97%
> > idle! Could this be some odd misbehavior with the Cyrix idle patch?
> It looks like the 6x86 machine spent around 10 seconds waiting
> for I/O. Almost as if your hard disk interrupts aren't bringing
> the processor out of hlt (but others must be). What do you get
> without suspend on halt enabled or booting with the no-hlt boot
> option?
> Mike

Shouldn't it be possible to just shut off suspend-on-halt with:

set6x86 -p 0xC2 -c 0x08 ??

I tried that a moment ago, and it made no difference. If this is actually
a parameter that must be set at boot, I'll try that a bit later this

Thanks for the pointer.