Re: 2.5.74-mm1

Daniel Phillips (
Sat, 5 Jul 2003 23:22:10 +0200

On Saturday 05 July 2003 21:40, Diego Calleja García wrote:
> > to get us so far with this. The situation re scheduling in 2.5 feels
> > much as the vm situation did in 2.3, in other words, we're halfway down a
> > long twisty road that ends with something that works, after having tried
> > and failed at many flavors of tweaking and tuning. Ultimately the
> > problem will be solved by redesign, and probably not just limited to
> > kernel code.
> I never run 2.3, but 2.5 behaviour has been much better in the past. I used
> to run make -j25 and mp3 didn't skip, X and all apps were still very
> reponsive.
> That was a lot of releases ago, before the so called linus' "interactivity"
> patch. IMHO the behaviour in those releases was great; i think the
> scheduler just needs a bit of tweaking from the Ingo's hand :)

It is good, so long as the sound process runs at a higher-than-default
priority. Trying to get sound to run skiplessly at the same priority as a
normal process is just a waste of time. If it happens to work in some kernel
versions or hardware configurations, it's an accident.

Though I've admittedly only done a small of testing, I haven't seen a glitch
recently. I'm a happy camper. (Right now I'm running make -j25, apt-get
installing OpenOffice and listening to Bolero.)



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