On Fri, 08 Jul 2005 21:13:26 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>* K.R. Foley <[email protected]> wrote:
>> I have an issue with keys VERY SPORADICALLY repeating, SOMETIMES, when
>> running the RT patches. The problem manifests itself as if the key
>> were stuck but happens far too quickly for that to be the case. I
>> realize that the statements above are far from scientific, but I can't
>> seem to narrow it down further. 2.6.12 doesn't seem to have the
>> problem at all, only when running the RT patches. It SEEMS to have
>> gotten worse lately. I am attaching my config as well as the output
>> from lspci.
>> Adjusting the delay in the keyboard repeat seems to help. Any ideas?
Is the keyboard standard (PS2) or USB? Did not see the detail.
>hm. Would be nice to somehow find a condition that triggers it. One
>possibility is that something else is starving the keyboard handling
>path. Right now it's handled via workqueues, which live in keventd. Do
>things improve if you chrt keventd up to prio 99? Also i'd chrt the
>keyboard IRQ thread up to prio 99 too.
>the other possibility is some IRQ handling bug - those are usually
>specific to the IRQ controller, so try turning off (or on) the IO-APIC
>[if the box has an IO-APIC], does that change anything?
FWIW, I have seen this issue under USB, off and on since about 2.6.9.
Never have dug into it, was always simpler to just unplug and re-plug
the keyboard. Of course, this predates RT.
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