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Re: pause()

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>
Subject: Re: pause()
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 19:53:03 +0200
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu, aj@suse.de
In-reply-to: <20000331151555.A5911@uni-koblenz.de>; from Ralf Baechle on Fri, Mar 31, 2000 at 03:15:55PM +0200
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References: <20000331151555.A5911@uni-koblenz.de>
Sender: owner-linuxmips@oss.sgi.com
On Fri, Mar 31, 2000 at 03:15:55PM +0200, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> I just found another brainfart in the libc / kernel interface.  In the
> believe libc wouldn't use the pause(2) syscall any longer I removed it.
> This makes a number of programs like screen burn all CPU they can get.
> I'll provide two fixes, one to libc and a second for the kernel and
> either one will be sufficient.

Could this also be the cause of "top" refreshing the screen as fast
as it can ? I noticed that when i rebuild the debian procps package
and tried top ... It then consumes the cpu it gets ...

Flo
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