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About a week ago I upgraded from 2.6.8 to 2.6.9 in Gentoo. I loved 2.6.8 and had no problems, but to use the new nvidia driver (6629) I had to upgrade the kernel as well. I didn't change much in the kernel, just changed from Architecture "Generic x86_64" to "Athlon64", and that was is. However as soon as I booted up with the new kernel I noticed some serious slowdowns. Whenever compiling or transferring files between drives or over the network, Gentoo showed some serious lag. It has problems keeping up with keyboard/mouse input whenever compiling or transferring files.
It never had these problems before, so I tried everything I could think of to remedy the situation. I tried reverting to the old "Generic x86_64" setting in the kernel, no dice. Thought it might be the new nvidia driver, reverted back to 6111 (worked fine before), with no success, and tried dropping back to 2.6.8. Nothing seems to have fixed the problem.
Since last week I have tried reinstalling Gentoo onto my system (thinking something might have just gone wrong in the installation), but can't seem to get it back to proper working order.
I also thought my hard drives could have possibly started going bad
original setup was:
hdb1 (1gb) as SWAP
hdb2 (159gb) as /shared
hdc1 (100mb) as /boot
hdc2 (80gb) as /
hdd1 (80gb) as /home
So I have tried installing to different drives, and tried using different combinations of partitions/mount points to see if there is any notable difference. All I have noticed is: with the latest install (hdd2 (80gb) as /) and the other two drives as just mounted extra space (/shared and /music), I can compile fine, and can transfer files to /home (on the same drive as /) without any lag and no problems. However, as soon as I start moving files to the other drives (hdb or hdc, no matter where they are mounted) I start getting lag again...
Does anyone know of any reason this would be happening? Did something involving extra mounted drives change in 2.6.9 or 2.6.10 (running 2.6.10 currently), or should I do some diagnostics on my other hard drives? If so, can anyone recommend any programs to test whats wrong?
As far as I can tell its there...
Running an Asus K8V SE Deluxe (AMD64), which uses the nforce2 chipset
in the kernel I have Device Drivers > ATA > "AMD and nVidia IDE support" compiled in (non-module)... Unless I'm missing something _Very_ obivous...