Thu Dec 23 16:31:51 CST 2010
handling secondary types of interrupts in software. One of those types are
network encryption handling. Since wireless LAN uses encryption this process
could easily be over run. Additionally, I've heard that there is a problem
with it in some kernels.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Riddle" <doug_riddle at yahoo.com>
To: "General BRLUG" <general at brlug.net>; "Libranet Debian"
<libranet-users at libranet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 5:51 PM
Subject: [brlug-general] What is ksoftirqd_CPU0 and why does it kill file
> I have been trying to back up one computer to another.
> Machine 1 is on Libranet 2.7 (Debian) on standard
> Ethernet 10 base T. Machine 2 (Libranet 2.8, Debian)
> is on 802.11b connecting via a linksys wireless router
> running 802.11G in 802.11B compatible mode.
> Connections are fine, Internet browsing great, file
> transfers fine.
> However, when I try to transfer large amounts of data
> between machine1 and machine2, machine2 kicks off
> ksoftirqd_CPU0. ksoftirqd_CPU0 then consumes all of
> the memory and machine2 is no longer available on the
> What the devil is going on here? I have googled and
> got info that this is a mirage, that other things are
> happening, but none of those posts match my
> experience. What is ksoftirqd_CPU0 and why does it
> hate me? When?! When will the madness end?!
> Warmest Regards,
> Doug Riddle
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