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Re: Oracle Java 16.0.1 CPU usage 100% after kernel update to 4.19.0-17-amd64

On Wed, Jul 07, 2021 at 11:43:57PM -0400, Polyna-Maude Racicot-Summerside wrote:


> Wasn't it more simple when using Lilo or Syslinux (Keep It Simple for
> Stupid) ?
> Yes I know, grub have so much more but sometime you don't need that much
> and this just make it more complicated.

While I'd roughly agree (I never understood why a boot loader has
to grok 10-15 different file systems [0] or why it wants graphical
themeability), there's a significant pressure from the "platform"
side, so concentrating developer power makes sense. Keeping
lilo/syslinux afloat in view of ever more baroque pre-boot environments 
you thought UEFI was it? Ha, ha) is a non-trivial task. You want to
take care of it? Thought so :)

Grub seems to be where some developer power concentrates currently,
perhaps because the different Linux distros pour some into it. If
you want to keep an alternative viable, you gotta get your trousers
dirty :)

But, please. This is deeply unfair:

> A bit like using Microsoft Office 2020...

You don't fathom how fiendishly complex and multiply broken 2020 is.


[0] Don't rehash Grub's arguments for why they reached that conclusion.
   I've read them all. I understand them and I thoroughly respect
   their conclusion. I might have arrived at a different one, but
   have to admit that they have been deeper in the trenches than
   me and might know a thing or two I don't.

 - t

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