[bf1942] To Andreas: Linux vs. Windows

"Einar S. Idsø" esi at itk.ntnu.no
Sat Feb 18 05:25:39 EST 2006

James Gurney wrote:
> On 2/15/2006 4:19 AM, Einar S. Idsø wrote:
>> It is well known that an idle BF2 server (as with BF1942 and BFV) uses a
>> significant amount of CPU-power (5-10%) when running a 2.6 kernel with
>> 1000Hz jiffies. 
> For what it's worth, on our server, this has never been quite true.
> bf1942 idles at about 10%, but bf2 doesn't have the same problem. It
> will use 0% when idle. Anecdotal evidence suggests that kernel
> configuration has an impact on this, but as far as I can tell, no-one
> has ever definitively pinned down what causes the issue. The fact that
> it impacts bf1942 but not bf2 on my server is very strange. I'd love to
> find a solution to this because we're not running bf2 any more. We went
> back to DC a couple of months ago and have been seeing the elevated cpu
> usage ever since..
> James

Interesting. All our BF2 servers, regardless of architecture, show idle
usage well above 0%. Perhaps there is some other kernel setting which
determines this behaviour, but so far the only parameter I have been
able to find that ahs any influence is the jiffies.

Andreas, any comments?


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