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Re: system hangs momentarily every 4 mins 2 secs

On Sunday 03 September 2006 23:50, Matus UHLAR - fantomas wrote:
> On 03.09.06 11:36, tom arnall wrote:
> > As of ~1 month ago I started getting a slew of new messages at boot up
> > (listed below).
> and I think I replied at least to the second issue.
> > The appearance of the messages coincided with the appearance of another
> > phenomenon: my system momentarily hangs every 4 mins 2 secs exactly.  By
> > 'momentarily hangs' I mean the CPU usage jumps to 50-99% usage (by
> > events/0) and the system doesn't respond to keyboard or mouse input. This
> > lasts for about 1 second.
> I encountered this when running chrony with /dev/rtc support, when I had
> the "genrtc" RTC kernel module loaded. When i replaced "genrtc" by "rtc" by
> adding line "alias char-major-10-135 rtc" to /etc/modprobe.conf, this
> problem disappeared.

works!! thanks very much. how did you determine the problem was connected 
to /dev/rtc on your system? 

tom arnall
north spit, ca

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