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SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test4-mm5 and Warcraft III - WineX


Tony Jones wrote:

>In my testing of recent kernels 2.6.0-test5 and 2.6.0-test4-mm4 (mm6
>wouldn't cooperate with X for some reason and I didn't do much
>investigation) I've experied an easily replicable and highly annoying
>problem with Warcraft III and WineX 3.1 (prebuilt).
>
>After playing 1 or 2 games, or leaving the game idle in the chat room,
>the sound will eventually start to stutter and chop badly. In the
>presence of this incredibly bad sound, the mouse and game respond just
>fine (kudos to the scheduler on that point). Considering the game is
>played in "real-time" and is full of audio cues I hate to imagine that
>Con's scheduler will be the "official" scheduler of 2.6 without having
>this issue addressed.
>
>The kernels I use are tainted with nvidia's video drivers, 1.0.4496.
>
>Nick's scheduler in 2.6.0-test4-mm5 seems to be the only thing capable
>of correcting this problem. In general operation, mm5's scheduler
>seems better at handling about everything I threw at it, with a rare
>xmms skip once in a week of use.
>
>I'm not a developer but I'd love some feedback and or questions to
>help figure out why this happens with Con's scheduler patches in mm4
>and test5 to help improve 2.6.0 altogether.
>

Actually, I'd love some feedback from you.
Use this: http://www.kerneltrap.org/~npiggin/v14/sched-rollup-v14.gz
It will apply against 2.6.0-test4 or test5 (not mm). See how you go.

Thanks


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