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Old 12-17-02, 08:57 PM   #64
bwkaz
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Default Re: Some Investigation

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Originally posted by LinuxRules
What I found was that things really start slowing down immediately after sub module vgahw is loaded.
So... don't load the vgahw module? Sounds like a plan to me... Though my system doesn't load "vgahw" anyway, so I wouldn't miss it. Anyone know what that module even does?

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Originally posted by Deraj
I'm not an expert with threading and processes, but I'm thinking that this would support the race condition hypothesis, correct?
No, it wouldn't. A race condition is defined as what happens when 2 conditions hold (gotta love them pounding that into our heads in my Operating Systems class... ):[list=1][*]Two processes or threads, executing concurrently, are accessing a shared piece of data at the same time[*]The outcome can differ depending on the exact ordering of assembly instructions[/list=1] By this definition, high CPU utilization has nothing to do with a race at all, so I'm sort of confused as to what *both* of you mean when you say "a race condition"...
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