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Old 03-31-2003, 10:22 PM   #1
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CPU usage question

Ok, there is something odd going on inside my computer. When i first boot up and look at CPU usage, it is around 10-20%, all is well. But when my eth0 goes down and i lose my wireless connect, strange things start happening. The process ksoftirqd_CPU0 starts using 95% of the processor!! Total processor usage goes up to 100% and i have seen it register 101% !!! WTF!!!!
I know it is related to the way that i setup my Linksys WMP11 card. I havent able to get the linuxwlan drivers working correctly, so i used this method:

/sbin/modprobe hermes
/sbin/modprobe orinoco
/sbin/modprobe orinoco_pci
ifconfig eth0 up
dhclient eth0

as i said, this works for a while, but eventually it always goes down. then the processor craziness begins....anyone???????????
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Check your log files, you can find a lot of info there and maybe what's going on with the CPU load
Old 04-01-2003, 06:40 PM   #3
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yes i have done that. i have also been reading alot of stuff across the net about many people having this problem. all of them have come to the same conclusion that it is due to wireless card issues. i can t really explain the stuff b/c i dont understand very wellmyself
but if r interested, do a google on: ksoftirqd_CPU0


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