[bf1942] Cpu usage when empty!

Stefan Engbersen stonex at freebsd.nl
Wed Jul 21 05:20:51 EDT 2004

I am not really into SMP on FreeBSD, last time I used it was 4 years ago.
I remember it was in full development back then, but how is it running 
on multi cpu systems nowadays?
I might run our BF servers on FreeBSD then, at least I don't have to 
upgrade every 2 months then, because
that crappy linux kernel is vulnerable again =P
Another thing is, on this server i'd also like to run Battlefield 
Vietnam servers, how are these running on FreeBSD ?
And which branche are you running?

Kind regards,

Stefan Engbersen

Steven Hartland wrote:

>Common issue with Linux kernels. Seems to be less prominent on some
>kernel configs. I had the same when testing on 2.4.X in the end I created
>a config which didn't have the issue but I couldn't find the common option
>due to the randomness of the Linux config generator :(
>FreeBSD also doesn't suffer from this.
>    Steve / K
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Stefan Engbersen" <stonex at freebsd.nl>
>To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
>Sent: 20 July 2004 13:31
>Subject: [bf1942] Cpu usage when empty!
>>I am running a single BF1942 server on a Dual Xeon 2.66Ghz with 3GB ram 
>>on Linux-2.6.7.
>>The odd things is, when the server is empty it uses a pretty large 
>>amount of CPU, why is this ?
>>29279 stx       15   0 75580  50m  12m S 15.6  1.7   0:29.34 bf1942_lnxded
>>It usually is around the 13 to 20% of one of the cpu's, I have tried to 
>>run it with the prioritydaemon, but
>>this doesnt make any difference it seems, it is pretty annoying, since 
>>if I want to run more BF1942 servers
>>on this box the load will rise, when they are all empty, this can't be good.
>>I have had it with the 2.6.6 fedora core2 standard SMP kernel, though I 
>>have build my own one, since
>>the security issues the 2.6.6 kernel had, still the same problem, is it 
>>a kerneloption which needs to be turned
>>on or off ? To me it just seems some bad programming, how to fix this?
>>Thanks in forward,
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