Cant get system to 0% idle
kris at FreeBSD.org
Sun Mar 16 13:44:00 UTC 2008
Tuc at T-B-O-H.NET wrote:
> I have 2 systems, Dual Xenon's, both bought at the same time (1
> serial number away from each other). At one time both ran 5.3, and both
> could get 0% idle (Seti at Home, 4 processes). I've upgraded one to 5.5,
> and now find ever since then I can't get the system below about 19% idle.
> (I've even used benchmarks/ubench).
> Short of the typical "Upgrade to 7" which I can't do (And for
> those jokers out there, can't go to 6 either).... Any ideas why this is
Because you're running FreeBSD 5? Seriously. "SMP performance" and
"FreeBSD 5.x" don't belong together in the same sentence. Even if you
don't like that advice, it is true.
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