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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] patch-O1int-0306302317 for 2.5.73 interactivity
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    On Tue, 1 Jul 2003 23:17, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
    > On Tue, 2003-07-01 at 14:04, Con Kolivas wrote:
    > > >When I say "X feels jerky", I mean that I can notice the scheduler is
    > > >not giving the X server enough CPU cycles (I mean, a continuous,
    > > >smaller, but more frequent CPU timeslice) to perform window movement and
    > > >redrawing fast enough to get ~25fps. Also, I don't think it's related to
    > > >the video card. The combo patch I did with Mike's + Ingo's enhacements
    > > >works beautifully for me.
    > >
    > > Actually just the bastardised Ingo patch will do that on it's own.
    > > However that's never going to be incorporated.
    >
    > So, I guess we won't have the option to choose between different CPU
    > schedulers (desktop or server, for example), like we have in -mm kernels
    > with IO schedulers (deadline or anticipatory).
    >
    > Seriously talking, I prefer to have the best performance in my server
    > boxes, but for my laptop, I prefer shorter timeslices, lower peformance
    > and better turnaround times and a wiser CPU scheduler. Just my two
    > cents.
    >
    > It's sad to say but I feel the vanilla 2.5 CPU scheduler doesn't match
    > my end-user preferences :-(

    There will always be alternate trees. Whether options like this make it into
    mainline will be up to the maintainer of course, but given that we seem to
    have a "swappiness" dial in mainline then I suspect we may have more dials in
    2.6 than before.

    Con

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