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Tuesday, March 5th, 2002
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Wow, I just noticed that I'm not even using interrupt 9. Would I get any performance or stability increase if I took something off of one of the other shared interrupts?

Also on stability, is anyone using linux 2.4.18? I'm not too keen on upgrading in the 2.4 branch, since it's usually detrimental. I'm just waiting on a kernel that doesn't crash the whole usb subsystem when I use usb-storage.

I'm also waiting on a matrox driver for linux that won't corrupt my Xvideo, won't crash during 3D, and will actually support TV-out. But that isn't really important, since I've already decided to buy nvidia next time.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-03-05 09:00 pm (UTC)
2.4.18's been good to me everywhere, from desktop to laptop to 20+ servers.

I use usb-storage for my mp3 player.
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From: thedexter
2002-03-05 09:33 pm (UTC)
20+ servers? What, do you do webhosting for all of your D&D buddies or something?

(ha ha ha, but I kid.)
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[User Picture]From: jzig
2002-03-05 09:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, shared IRQs are generally bad, especially for things you use all the time, like mouse and hard drive. Those two were combined on my machine for quite a while, leading to icky
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[User Picture]From: nonexistent
2002-03-05 09:51 pm (UTC)
heh, I have five pieces of hardware all sharing the same IRQ. Yikes. Damn Windows 2000...
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[User Picture]From: bitman
2002-03-06 03:56 pm (UTC)
Someone should build a machine with 256 interrupts. So what if DOS wouldn't run on it any more? A kernal patch wouldn't be too hard.... as long as someone else writes it.
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