[OpenIndiana-discuss] Problem with high cpu load (oi_151a)

Ken Gunderson kgunders at teamcool.net
Thu Oct 20 17:44:08 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-10-20 at 19:34 +0200, Gernot Wolf wrote:
> Wow, that was fast :)

Just caught me with the morning coffee email review.

> However, the NIC integrated on the Intel DG965WHMKR mainbord is an Intel 
> 82566DC according to the device driver utility, the reported driver 
> e1000g. Isn't the bge driver for Broadcom NICs?

And like I said, I didn't even scan the logs.  Just quick idea off top
of my head based on similar behavior. Could well be entirely different
underlying cause. Yes, the bge is broadcom but I think there have been
issues with other nics. 

> And what do you mean by "the other nvidia based interface"? This 
> mainboard has only this one integrated network interface mentioned 
> above, no pieces of nvidia hardware anywhere, as far as I can see...

I didn't mean to imply that I had the same mainboard you reported. I
have a few different nics lying around so for me this was easy test: bge
-> high cpu load under 'idle'; nvidia -> goes away.

> Nevertheless it could be worth to try a different network driver. 
> However, as I mentioned in my previous post, my know-how concerning unix 
> is very limited. Where can I find an alternative driver for the Intel 
> 82566DC interface and how do I install it?

Is this laptop of desktop?  If latter, can you just try a different
card?  If so, OI should automatically detect and load appropriate

> Anyway, thanks for your quick response! :)

Np.  Sorry is wasn't much help.  But I see others are putting you on
diagnostic dtrace track so I'll bow out now. Good luck :)

Regards-- Ken Gunderson

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