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Mike Galbraith wrote:

>> less I throttled that, the less effective the antistarvation was.
>> However
>> this is clearly a problem without using up full timeslices. I originally
>> thought they weren't trying to schedule lots because of the drop in ctx
>> during starvation but I forgot that rescheduling the same task doesnt
>> count
>> as a ctx.
>
>
> Hmm. In what way did it hurt interactivity? I know that if you pass
> the cpu off to non-gui task who's going to use his full 100 ms slice,
> you'll definitely feel it. (made workaround, will spare delicate
> tummies;) If you mean that, say X releases the cpu and has only a
> couple of ms left on it's slice and is alone in it's queue, that
> preempting it at the end of it's slice after having only had the cpu
> for such a short time after wakeup hurts, you can qualify the preempt
> decision with a cpu possession time check.

I wish I could get mm3 running so I could evaluate those interactivity
statements. I can't imagine it being worse than what I'm experiencing now:

9 0 63968 21992 19672 319056 0 0 0 46 1231 289 87 13
0 0
5 0 63968 21096 19704 320020 0 0 0 26 1202 300 86
14 0 0
14 0 63968 21104 19704 320020 0 0 0 0 1578 385 86
14 0 0
8 0 63968 20448 20152 320048 0 0 7 41 1189 294 91
9 0 0
15 0 63968 19552 20132 321052 0 0 6 76 5926 1330 87
13 0 0
13 0 63968 18992 20132 321664 0 0 0 31 5464 1266 87
13 0 0
11 0 63968 18676 20100 321976 0 0 0 65 4613 1008 87
13 0 0
8 0 63968 18044 20100 322660 0 0 0 14 4643 1132 87
13 0 0
16 0 63968 17660 20100 323024 0 0 0 20 5273 1272 87
13 0 0
14 0 63968 12092 20060 328596 0 0 0 24 5110 1221 87
13 0 0
14 0 63968 11644 20052 329052 0 0 0 68 5264 1285 87
13 0 0
13 0 63968 11324 19924 329560 0 0 0 34 4473 1125 87
13 0 0
16 0 63968 10740 19964 329880 0 0 1 74 1494 445 90
10 0 0
procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- --system--
----cpu----
r b swpd free inact active si so bi bo in cs us sy
id wa
22 0 63968 10452 19968 330300 0 0 1 51 4584 1059 88
12 0 0
14 0 63968 10004 19940 330736 0 0 0 90 6567 1547 87
13 0 0
15 0 63968 9188 20048 331472 5 0 10 106 5176 1289 87
13 0 0
13 0 63968 13932 20016 326824 6 0 6 26 6026 1318 87
13 0 0
12 0 63968 13412 19984 327324 0 0 0 24 4683 1083 87
13 0 0
13 1 63968 12700 20012 327956 0 0 16 46 5673 1313 87
13 0 0
12 0 63968 12252 20084 328296 0 0 6 78 3499 780 88
12 0 0
18 0 63968 11468 20060 329016 0 0 0 35 5456 1231 87
13 0 0
13 0 63968 12052 20096 328580 0 0 3 96 4430 988 87
13 0 0
13 0 63968 5012 19144 336532 0 0 0 62 5672 1225 88
12 0 0
16 0 63964 6624 17976 336088 0 0 0 297 4808 1041 88
12 0 0
11 0 63964 5616 17964 337124 0 0 0 69 5219 1094 89
11 0 0
16 1 63964 6732 15688 338276 13 0 20 155 4984 1156 87
13 0 0
4 1 63964 7772 12544 340436 13 0 20 11 1070 201 90
10 0 0
3 1 63964 4364 11560 344840 0 0 86 338 1038 250 92
8 0 0

That would be compiling the kernel, bunzipping a file, and some cron
mandb thing that was running gzip in the background niced. Plus X and
Mozilla, which probably starts the problem. At the end there, you see
things calm down. That's also the way it starts out, then something
sets off the "priority inversion" and the machine becomes completely
worthless. Even the task that are running aren't really accomplishing
anything. So the load goes from around 4/5 into the teens and the
context switching makes a corresponding jump. And then both
interactivity AND throughput fall through the floor.

I can't imagine any interactivity regressions that are worse than this
behavior...

And this happens with just X and Mozilla running. It happens less often
without X running, but still happens. Even if I'm at a VT, it could
take 5-6 seconds for my text to appear after I type. This happens all
the time, about once every few minutes and correlates with a
simultaneous increase in context switches and load.

>
>> Also I recall that winegames got much better in O10 when everything was
>> charged at least one jiffy (pre nanosecond timing) suggesting those
>> that were
>> waking up for minute amounts of time repeatedly were being penalised;
>> thus
>> taking out the possibility of the starving task staying high priority
>> for
>> long.
>
>
> (unsure what you mean here)

Can you set a cutoff point where if the process uses less that X percent
of the max timeslice, it is penalized? I don't know if it's possible
to do a loop of empty spins at some point and time it to find out what
the cut-off point should be...otherwise I imagine it would need to be
tuned for every processor speed. Could you use the bogomips to gauge
the speed of the machine and use that to determine the min timeslice?
From what I understand above, that would perhaps be more selective than
just penalizing every process and have a positive affect on
everything...of course I'm open to the possibility that I have it all
wrong ;-)

Wes


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