Re: patch O1int for 2.5.73 - interactivity work

Daniel Gryniewicz (
25 Jun 2003 15:34:53 -0400

On Wed, 2003-06-25 at 15:00, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> At 02:09 AM 6/26/2003 +1000, Con Kolivas wrote:
> >I'm still working on something for the "xmms stalls if started during very
> >heavy load" as a different corner case.
<snip scheduler suggestion>
> Just a couple random thoughts, both of which I can see problems with ;-)

At least on 2.4 (I use 21-ck3), it appears to be I/O starvation that
gets xmms, not scheduler starvation. When xmms skips for me, there's
load, but there's also usually some idle time. The common thread seems
to be heavy I/O on the drive xmms is using, possibly combined with a
(formerly?) interactive process (evolution rebuilding my LKML index, for
example) doing the disk I/O. Because of the assorted I/O scheduler
changes in 2.5, this is unlikley to be the problem there.


Daniel Gryniewicz <>

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