Virtually impossible to keep load under 0.5 on idle desktop with F14+kms

Michael Cronenworth mike at
Wed Nov 10 03:42:58 UTC 2010

On 11/09/2010 03:09 PM, Kyle McMartin wrote:
> How about:

Not really any better. After 5 minutes of being complete idle, I see 
0.40 load.

Typing on my keyboard within Thunderbird continues to create "heavy 
load" even though top is reporting 97% to 99% CPU idle. I'm seeing 0.80 
to 1.22 load just typing away.

One thing that I have found interesting: /proc/interrupts reports only 
127 interrupts on my timer. It never increments. On kernels <2.6.35, the 
kernel would continuously tick up interrupts on my timer. Is this a new 
.35 "feature" or possibly part of the problem?

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