686 kernel wastes CPU power

Dick Davies rasputnik at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 10:06:18 UTC 2006

On 12/04/06, Matt Patterson <matt at v8zman.com> wrote:
> I just ran a dapper update a few days ago, and at the same time I switched
> to the 686 kernel (had been running 386 kernel). After the update I noticed
> a huge hit to my CPU usage (sucking down my battery life). Just sitting in
> gnome with a terminal running top could take 11% and running the system
> monitor would take 40%. I went back to the 386 kernel (the newest dapper
> one) and those numbers dropped to 0.1% and 5% respectively.
> Anybody have any clues?

Bear in mind that top, etc. pull their stats out of proc.
They can only report the statistics provided by the kernel.

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