Large file copies using too much CPU time

Dan Stone dan at
Mon Jun 24 01:56:29 BST 2002

On Sunday 23 June 2002 07:05 pm, Johnny A wrote:
> On Sunday 23 June 2002 22:32, Dan Stone wrote:
> > Heh...guess it might have helped to be using 32-bit I/O and DMA access,
> > no? I set the drives to work properly now, and it seems to have fixed the
> > still makes me wonder, though, why being on 16-bit I/O and
> > no DMA made artsd go nuts...? *shrug*
> Perhaps an IRQ clash? Just a guess, but if the IDE controller and the sound
> card use the same interrupt, maybe artsd is fooled somehow. (somehow is
> always a good word to use when you don't quite know what you're talking
> about. ;)) Maybe you're using an old ISA sound card? SB Live! Audigy (a PCI card) uses IRQ 12, while the 2 IDE 
controllers on my mainboard use IRQ's 14 and 15, so I don't think that's 
it...oh well, chalk it up as a quirk of arts then, unless I can find anyone 
else who's ever had this problem =P

~D. A. Stone
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