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

Mike Galbraith (
Mon, 14 Jul 2003 11:11:45 +0200

At 08:24 AM 7/14/2003 +0100, Jamie Lokier wrote:
>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.

If I set xmms SCHED_RR, it does drop it for the visualizer. (I promptly
re-set it to test the X oddness) I presume it's stumbling over the policy.


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