Not sure whether this better belongs to -current or -questions...
The situation is like this: I run a recent current (cvsup'ed on Fri Dec 21)
with drm (0.9.4). X 4.1.0_10 has been compiled locally with Matrox drivers
from Matrox site (1.4.3, to match X4.1.x). This has also been done around
the same time as the last cvsup.
Hardware-wise the machine is a dual Celleron-500 A-Bit BP-6 with 256Mb RAM.
Hard drives are IBM DTLA-307020 and Western Digital AC14200R. IBM is not
used in DMA mode (never works -- kernel resets a device a few times
after read failures then freezes), but in PIO. Graphics is Matrox MGA450 with
64Mb VRAM, AGP.
The problem is that now, at somewhat sporadic intervals, the machine behaves
like a drunken monkey -- in X cursor would suddenly perform with a 'delayed'
effect -- slowly following a trajectory it was supposed to draw in no time,
windows refresh (especially window decorations) with a noticable delay.
This never happened before, and I am somewhat at a loss trying to pin point
the cause of it. vmstat(8) has not shown anything particularly interesting,
top(1) does not help either...
Therfore this mail -- has anybody seen similar behavior? I would suspect the
hard drive (IBM), but swap is barely used and there's next to no hard drive
activity in many cases when I saw this... I've also heard that Matrox is
not behaving too well under FreeBSD -- but there were no problems before.
Thanks for comments/suggestions & please reply to my email address, as I am
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