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Old 02-02-2005, 07:53 PM   #1
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events/0 spikes


The events/0 process spikes every couple of minutes, using 30% cpu time and interfering with other processes, which is a problem. What does this process do in the first place?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 04:25 AM   #2
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If I recall correctly, events/0 is a kernel thread, servicing a so called work queue. Basically, anything in the kernel can schedule work to be done on events/0

Which kernel are you using? Do you have any esoteric hardware (i.e. drivers others are unlikely to use?). How do you notice the interference with otthe apps? What do you do to get the spikes? Devices/drivers you can turn off to avoid them? Basically, anything that helps localizing the problem helps here. The kernel is a big thing ;-)

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Old 02-03-2005, 04:38 AM   #3
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I thought Alsa was the source of my troubles first, since the sound would hang and than continue. After a "kill -9 -1" I played some files with mp3blaster and all was well. I'm hunting the responsible process down
 
Old 02-03-2005, 07:34 AM   #4
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Found it. Chrony was the culprit. I have no idea what exactly went wrong (no log entries what-so-ever from chronyd), but I removed it and all is well.

Is there an alternative to chrony?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 08:56 AM   #5
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I'm using ntpd.

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Old 02-03-2005, 09:08 AM   #6
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Daar zal ik eens naar kijken dan bedankt

(translation: I'll try that thanks)
 
  


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