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Re: flash and firefox again



On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:08:57 -0400, Todd Denniston wrote:

> Frank Cox wrote, On 10/20/2008 10:50 PM:
>> On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 20:10:57 -0500
>> Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 gmail com> wrote:
>> 
>>> I didn't find anything helpful with a quick Google search for "flash
>>> 10 multitheaded" but maybe it is an issue with multi-core machines?
>> 
>> That's a thought.  I have never been able to watch CNN videos on this
>> dual-core machine, even with Flash 10, but they work on the single-core
>> machine that's sitting beside it.  Both running F8.
>> 
>> 
> 
> have you considered/ever tried forcing flash &| the browser &| X
> processes to operate only on one processor (core) with taskset, just to
> see if it may be a context switching/processor cache bashing problem?
> 
> 
> I have noticed on the dual Xeon 1.50GHz W/512MB I use, that if I lock X
> to the second processor, when visiting animated sites like
> http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx?animate=true The
> whole system is smother and the animation is less glitchy. [with out
> locking X pulls ~85%cpu (of combined cpus),
>    with locking X pulls ~10-50%cpu (of combined cpus), on that page
>    after it
> self reloads.]
> 
> --
> Todd Denniston
> Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) Harnessing the
> Power of Technology for the Warfighter

I know it's cliche and I hate to say it, but it works flawlessly at work 
in Windows XP on a 2 processor Xeon. So I'm inclined to believe it's a 
problem with the linux version of flash.



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