Re: O(1) scheduler starvation
William Lee Irwin III (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 18 Jun 2003 09:51:24 -0700
On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 09:53:28AM +0200, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> I'm running 2.5.72-mm1 with Mike Galbraith's scheduler patches and a
> small patch I made myself to improve interactivity (mainly, to stop XMMS
> from skipping by adjusting some scheduler parameters).
> What's going on here? Is the previous article outdated, or have the
> starvation problems been definitively fixed?
The MAX_TIMESLICE change is inappropriate.
There's papering over broken algorithms, and then there's getting really
blatant about it -- and MAX_TIMESLICE going from 200 -> 20 is blatant.
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