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

Ingo Molnar (
Fri, 7 Mar 2003 07:50:59 +0100 (CET)

On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Aaron Lehmann wrote:

> > But it was definitely there. 3-5 second _pauses_. Not slowdowns.
> I can second this. Using Linux 2.5.5x, untarring a file while
> compiling could cause X to freeze for several seconds at a time.
> I haven't seen this problem recently, [...]

i believe this is rather due to IO scheduling / VM throttling. Andrew
added some nice improvements lately, so this should really not happen with
2.5.64 kernels.

> [...] though I do experience my share of XMMS skips.

okay, could you please test BK-curr, or 2.5.64+combo-patch? Do the skips
still persist? Did they get worse perhaps? I guess it might take a few
days of music listening while doing normal desktop activity, to get a good
feel of it though.


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