Re: [patch] "HT scheduler", sched-2.5.63-B3

Ingo Molnar (
Thu, 6 Mar 2003 17:54:46 +0100 (CET)

On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> We should notice automatically that X is "interactive", thanks to the
> fact that interactive tasks wait for it. That's the whole point of my
> very simple patch..

the whole compilation (gcc tasks) will be rated 'interactive' as well,
because an 'interactive' make process and/or shell process is waiting on
it. I tried something like this before, and it didnt work.

> So don't argue about things that are obviously broken. Renicing X is not
> the answer, and in fact there have been multiple reports that it makes
> XMMS skip sound because it just _hides_ the problem and moves it
> elsewhere.

the xine has been analyzed quite well (which is analogous to the XMMS
problem), it's not X that makes XMMS skip, it's the other CPU-bound tasks
on the desktops that cause it to skip occasionally. Increasing the
priority of xine to just -1 or -2 solves the skipping problem.


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