Packet loss every 30.999 seconds

David G Lawrence dg at
Tue Dec 18 10:10:24 PST 2007

> > I got an almost identical delay (with 64000 vnodes).
> > 
> > Now, 17ms isn't much.
>    Says you. On modern systems, trying to run a pseudo real-time application
> on an otherwise quiescent system, 17ms is just short of an eternity. I agree
> that the syncer should be preemptable (which is what my bandaid patch
> attempts to do), but that probably wouldn't have helped my specific problem
> since my application was a user process, not a kernel thread.

   One more followup (I swear I'm done, really!)... I have a laptop here
that runs at 150MHz when it is in the lowest running CPU power save mode.
At that speed, this bug causes a delay of more than 300ms and is enough
to cause loss of keyboard input. I have to switch into high speed mode
before I try to type anything, else I end up with random typos. Very


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