Posts by hwilliams

    Thanks for all you hard work, Demetris.


    The top of my box reads:

    MX III

    4K (written in red)


    Boot Logo (not in order):

    M8S+

    8 Core

    Quad Core A9

    Mali 450


    This is a '2G/16G' box

    I am still using 'LibreELEC-S8X2.arm-8.0.1-MXIII-PLUS.img', compiled Apr 9, 2017. Everything works fine except wifi (which doesn't exist). I don't use it anyway.


    The reason is because any release greater than 8.0.1 runs very slow. Using the 'top' command, there's always at least one worker thread running an average of around 50%... this is WITHOUT kodi running. I have tried all of the 8.0.2xx versions as they are released, but keep having to go back to 8.0.1


    EDIT:

    The info above was from memory. I'm actually running the latest now.


    I am also getting the boot 'waiting for job Load Kernel Modules' for about 4 minutes before booting. There is no logging info about this after booting.


    Here is a snippet of the 'top' command... remember, kodi is NOT running:

    PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND

    691 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 51.3 0.0 22:23.92 kworker/0:1

    2832 root 20 0 2728 964 760 R 5.3 0.1 0:49.37 top

    926 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.3 0.0 0:05.47 kthread_di

    1 root 20 0 6060 3384 2652 S 0.0 0.2 0:03.78 systemd

    2 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd

    3 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.68 ksoftirqd/0

    5 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kworker/0:0H

    6 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.51 kworker/u8:0

    7 root rt 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0

    8 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.56 rcu_preempt

    9 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 rcu_bh

    10 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 rcu_sched


    Would someone please help me on the above two problems, kernel not loading modules, and how to debug what 'kworker/0:1' is actually trying to do. The percent signs are not shown above but it's running at 51.3%.


    I'm mostly used to dealing with the rpi3 and odroid C2, with serial output, but can't seem to find my way around this S8X2.arm-8.2.RC3-MXIII-PLUS machine/build.


    Let me know is you, or anyone else needs more info.


    Thank you very much,

    Hal Williams