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SubjectRe: [BENCHMARK] O1int patch with contest
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On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 01:28, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-06-27 at 16:41, Con Kolivas wrote:
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> > I've had some (off list) requests to see if the interactivity patch I
> > posted shows any differences in contest. To be honest I wasn't sure it
> > would, and this is not quite what I expected. Below is a 2.5.73-mm1
> > patched with patch-O1int-0306271816 (2.5.73-O1i) compared to 2.5.73-mm1
> > with contest (http://contest.kolivas.org).
>
> These are good news, indeed. The patch is getting better and better, but
> I'm still seeing XMMS audio skips when clicking on a URL inside
> Evolution (and using Konqueror as my web browser), and sometimes when
> moving windows around.
>
> Also, it seems that nicing the X server to -20 causes it to get CPU at
> discontinuous bursts, causing window movement to be somewhat jerky. The
> overall feeling for the X server is better at a default nice of 0. Isn't
> this curious?

Not curious at all. I should have made it clear I was in _no_ way recommending
renicing X. It should be left at nice 0 and the scheduler decide what is
interactive. Renicing X will guarantee you of getting audio skips.

There is still the problem of apps started during heavy loads. While the last
patch helps a little, I have to do some more work on the algorithm and make
it smarter to help a lot.

Con

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