"Not me" <themanjercayahoo.ca> wrote in message
news:nDGQa.3085$104.257596news20.bellglobal.com.. .
> Anybody ever had their CPU being over processed by simple things in
Mandrake
> for example viewing the syslog in the GUI or by
> Ksoftirqd_CPU0???
Any number of driver bugs or hardware problems can cause softirqd to eat
too much CPU. Check /proc/interrupts and see if some device is generating
massive interrupt storms.

DS