F12 won't stop taking naps

Robert G. (Doc) Savage dsavage at peaknet.net
Sun Nov 8 20:30:35 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 11:26 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:

> On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 11:16 -0600, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> > The first step in finding and fixing a problem is coming up with a
> > description of the fault that helps you identify and focus on the
> > misbehaving component. That's what I've been struggling with since F12's
> > alpha release.
> > 
> > The sympton is a ThinkPad W700 uber-laptop that seems to "nap"
> > constantly. An example of a "nap" is a long pause -- several minutes --
> > in one of the steps during a non-graphical startup. For example: between
> > "Starting NFS statd:" and its "[ OK ]" completion. If I don't want to
> > wait for the timeout, I can generate a hardware interrupt by
> > left-clicking or touching the mouse or touchpad. I see from two to five
> > such pause episodes during every startup, but they never occur at the
> > same startup events.
> Try booting with the kernel parameter 'nohz=off', does that help?



How in the world did you know which hat to pull that rabbit from? I AM


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