I am looking at top and noticed that after I managed to get my USB2.0-CRW (Realtek chip and it's built into my laptop), its kernel module keeps on showing up. top says it's using 0.0 memory but 1% CPU, and priority is 20.
Is there some way to get this to stop polling and use, probably interrupts? I remember I read that this used to be a problem with optical drives on Linux. It would keep on polling after every few seconds. Just wondering if this is as simple as a command or a file to modify, perhaps a recompile of the driver/module, but if it needs rewriting the code, then I think there is not much that can be done.
*oh BTW: 2.6.38-13-generic kernel on Natty Narwhal, RTS5139