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

Ingo Molnar (
Fri, 7 Mar 2003 08:45:35 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 7 Mar 2003, Mike Galbraith wrote:

> Weeeeell, FWIW my box (p3-500/128mb/rage128) disagrees.

UP box, right?

> I can still barely control the box when a make -j5 bzImage is running
> under X/KDE in one terminal and a vmstat (SCHED_RR) in another. I'm not
> swapping, though a bit of idle junk does page out. IOW, I think I'm
> seeing serious cpu starvation.

which precise scheduler are you using, BK-curr? And to see whether the
problem is related to scheduling at all, could you try to renice X to -10?
[this is not a solution, this is just a test to see the problem is
scheduling related.]

is there any way we could exclude/isolate the VM as the source of
interactivity problems? Eg. any chance to get more RAM into that box?


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