On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 11:44:15PM +0200, Benjamin Lutz wrote: > The interesting thing is - today I was "watching" the machine with > top, while she used it normaly (me = maxlor, her = theres). Below > you find what top displayed before the machine went offline (I > assume she powercycled it). The interesting thing is that multiple > processes seem to be locked in Giant... could this be a driver > issue?
Sort of..recall from the 5.1 Early Adopter's Guide that the 5.x branch is work in progress and a major focus of effort is SMP locking pushdown. As of 5.1 Giant still covered a lot of the kernel code paths. > On the hardware side, we have an old K6 machine, with some NIC that > uses the vr driver; the other stuff I can't remember right now. k6 CPUs run notoriously hot and become unreliable at high temperatures..make sure you have more-than-adequate CPU cooling. Kris
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