Re: [patch] SCHED_SOFTRR starve-free linux scheduling policy ...

Jamie Lokier (
Mon, 14 Jul 2003 08:24:49 +0100

Mike Galbraith wrote:
> I also had some sound skips due to inheritance. If I activate
> xmms's gl visualization under load, it inherits SCHED_SOFTRR, says
> "oink" in a very deep voice, and other xmms threads expire. Maybe
> tasks shouldn't inherit SCHED_SOFTRR?

That's likely a bug in xmms - it shouldn't be passing the normal
SCHED_RR state to the gl visualizer.

Maybe SOFTRR should penalise the most CPU-using SOFTRR tasks, leaving
the remaining ones in the real-time state.

-- Jamie
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