RELENG_7 jerky mouse and skipping sound (still a problem -BETA3)

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Jan 4 12:28:03 PST 2008

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> David E. Thiel wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 11:12:26PM +0100, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>>>> FWIW, the problem remains for me. Still terrible performance
>>>> during compiles.
>>> OK.  Instead of going over all of the usual questions again, can you 
>>> point me to a previous mail in which you explain your observations 
>>> and test results in detail?
>> The most recent is 
>>, but
>> it started way back at 
>> I've tried a lot of stuff in between, and all I've been able to narrow
>> it down to is that it's not a display driver issue, and that none of
>> my swap partition is getting used, so that's not the problem. During
>> compiles, my UP system with ULE still gets very unresponsive when
>> compiling, sometimes taking up to 10 seconds just to draw a new terminal
>> window. Even changing focus with the window manager can take several
>> seconds. I'd like to provide more info, but I'm not sure what stats
>> are useful for this particular issue. Please let me know.
>> dmesg is at, and kernel
>> config is at Even though
>> I'm still getting reported 80-95% memory utilization and no paging,
>> I'm going to get an extra gig of RAM on order to see if that improves
>> things. 2G of ram for a desktop, what's the world coming to? ;)
> OK, can you obtain a schedgraph trace when the problem is manifesting? 
> See /usr/src/tools/sched/ and previous discussion in this or related 
> threads.

Anyone?  Time is rapidly running out to get this fixed in time for 
7.0-RELEASE, so we need this trace ASAP.


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