July 12th, 2008
I’ve had a problem with recent kernels. (I think it’s the kernel that’s doing this.) When my workstation is doing heavy I/O, it repeats keystrokes. For instance, while I was typing this paragraph, audacity was writing audio to disk, and I got this word:
It seems as if it thinks I haven’t let up on the keys.
I’ve seen this on two different machines and it seems to have started with 2.6.24 or 2.6.25.
Has anyone else seen this? Any ideas where I’d go to fix it? Incidentally, I’m in X when this happens. I don’t use the console much when there would be a chance for it to happen.
This is such a weird problem I’ve struck out googling, and I’m not even sure which mailing list to take it to.