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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.4.18 scheduler bugs
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>> - ksoftirqd() - change daemon nice(2) value from 19 to -19.
>>
>> SoftIRQ servicing was less important than the most lowly of batch
>> tasks. This patch makes it more important than all but the realtime
>> tasks.
>
> Bad idea - the right fix to this is to stop using ksoftirqd so readily
> under load. If it bales after 20 iterations life is good. As shipped life
> is bad.
>
> Once ksoftirq triggers its because we are seriously overloaded (or without
> fixing its use slightly randomly). In that case we want other stuff to
> do work before we potentially unleash the next flood.

That certainly makes sense. Thanks.
Joe
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