Bug 730581 - Kernel 40-4 pegs out dual processor cpu on dv7 laptop when VMware is launched
Summary: Kernel 40-4 pegs out dual processor cpu on dv7 laptop when VMware is launched
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 15
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-14 16:47 UTC by Paul Lambert
Modified: 2011-08-17 12:25 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-08-17 12:25:10 UTC

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Description Paul Lambert 2011-08-14 16:47:38 UTC
Description of problem:VMware 3.1.4 is very slow and cpu is pegged at 100% loading on both processors.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel.x86_64    2.6.40-4.fc15 

How reproducible:everytime vmware is launched

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:  This just started with the new kernel 40.4.  All was good before this up(down)grade.

Comment 1 Josh Boyer 2011-08-15 12:10:22 UTC
Are you using the vmware modules?  If so, I doubt they know what 2.6.40 is.

Comment 2 Paul Lambert 2011-08-15 13:01:28 UTC
There is a patch available for kernel 39 that compiled and runs vmware on 40-4.  See comment #4 in bug 728038 to view how vmware was rebuilt.

Comment 3 Paul Lambert 2011-08-17 12:22:49 UTC
I have installed the latest kerner and then recompiled WMware.  CPU usage time appears to have settled back into an acceptable range when running Windows using VMware on this kernel.

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