kern.clockrate: { hz = 100, tick = 10000, profhz = 1024, stathz = 128 }

I'm going to see if it's possible to disable USB from the BIOS later today, if not, can i disable the USB devices in the kernel?

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Stefan Midjich aka nocturnal
[Swehack] http://swehack.se

Chuck Swiger wrote:
Nikos Vassiliadis wrote:
On Monday 03 July 2006 14:06, Daan Vreeken [PA4DAN] wrote:
[ ... ]
interrupt                          total       rate
irq0: clk                       25130235         99
irq1: atkbd0                           4          0
irq6: fdc0                             1          0
irq7: ppc0                             1          0
irq8: rtc                         288300          1
irq11: atapci1                    637852          2
irq12: vr0 uhci0+                3890833         15
irq13: npx0                            1          0
irq14: ata0                           54          0
Total                           29947281        119
Hmm.. There seems to be nothing wrong with these numbers. If you were
suffering from an interrupt storm I would have expected much larger numbers
in the "rate" column. The column "rate" shows the average number of
interrupts / second. In total your system handles about 120 interrupts /
second, so that shouldn't be a problem.

I have the feeling that rate is calculated like this:
number of interrupts since boottime / seconds of uptime


so, this won't help if his is having now an interrupt storm
while most of the time the system is interrupted ~ 120 times
per second

An interrupt storm on what, though?

The ~100 interrupts per second from the clock on IRQ0 are absolutely normal with HZ=100; the only other candidate seems to be the combination of vr0 & USB controller on IRQ 12.

If it's possible to disable the USB controller for a bit in the BIOS, it would be interesting to see whether that makes any difference. You can probably kill the parallel port, too.

It's also interesting to note that IRQ 8, the RTC, seems to be mostly idle-- normally that fires at stathz=128...check "sysctl kern.clockrate".

systat -vmstat $time shows interrupts per second regarding the last $time seconds

Right, although the output from "vmstat 1" would survive being pasted into email better, I suspect.

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