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Re: High CPU - kjournald & kblockd - nice level



On Wed, 2004-06-23 at 11:09, PFJ wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> > The other weird thing is that it also happens when I'm doing files
> > transfers.  If I copy a file from one file system to another or if I scp
> > a file to the machine, the same thing happens.
> 
> Also occurs with DVD writing. As soon as I hit record on k3b, everything
> becomes sluggish and I just have to leave the machine to it's own
> devices.
I have not read your first email, (too lazy atm), but is DMA enabled?

hdparm -d /dev/hdx (where x is the drive letter for hd's and
cd's/dvd's).

In the past if this is not enabled the system performance takes any
thing up to a 70% hit in performance.

Doug



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