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

Ingo Molnar (
Thu, 6 Mar 2003 18:58:52 +0100 (CET)

On 6 Mar 2003, Alan Cox wrote:

> On Thu, 2003-03-06 at 17:11, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > X is special. Especially in Andrew's wild-window-dragging experiment X is
> > a pure CPU-bound task that just eats CPU cycles no end. There _only_ thing
> > that makes it special is that there's a human looking at the output of the
> > X client. This is information that is simply not available to the kernel.
> Just like a streaming video server
> Just like a 3D game using DRI
> X isnt special at all. [...]

i'm convinced we are talking about the same thing. My argument was that X
is special _only_ because humans are looking at it. Ie. it's not special
at all to the kernel.


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