Alternatives to ia32 (was Re: [ILUG] Good for hardware?)
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Tue Jan 8 21:27:12 GMT 2002
Mark Dennehy wrote:
> Useful discussion, but everything was based on ia32 systems -
> and I'm getting really sick of having every interrupt shared!
That's not an ia32 limitation. Get yourself a decent SMP board, or one
of the few uniprocessor boards with an IO APIC. Lots of IRQ lines, often
one per device (depends on the board layout) and much higher performance
too. The aacraid driver in 2.4.17 has a bug that causes 150,000
interrupts per second. It's hardly noticable on a machine with IO APIC.
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