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    SubjectRe: Scheduler starvation (2.5.x, 2.6.0-test1)
    On Tue, 2003-07-22 at 19:28, Apurva Mehta wrote:
    > * Simon Kirby <> [2003-07-22 11:50]:
    > > I keep seeing cases where browsing in mozilla / galeon will suck away all
    > > CPU from X updating the mouse, xmms playing, etc., for about a second as
    > > Mozilla renders a page (which should take 50 ms to render, but anyway..).
    > I do not have any problems with mouse response, but xmms sure does
    > skip a whole lot more on my 2.6.0-test1 running on a PIII 500 MHz, 192
    > MB RAM.
    > I usually run Opera and the skipping occurs often while switching
    > between tabs with the mouse (not when it is done with the keyboard).
    > Also, severe xmms skipping occurs while scrolling through PDF files
    > (in Acrobat) while the first few seconds of a song are playing. The
    > song virtually stops while I scroll. After the song plays for a bit,
    > scrolling through a PDF makes no difference.
    > Sometimes, xmms pops up in between songs saying that it could not
    > detect the audio device! This occurs mainly during heavy disk i/o or
    > cpu usage.

    Could you please test 2.6.0-test1-mm2 instead? It has additional
    scheduler fixes which should improve your overall experience.


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