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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Minor scheduler fix to get rid of skipping in xmms
    Steven Pratt <slpratt@austin.ibm.com> wrote:
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    > >
    > >ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.0-test4/2.6.0-test4-mm6/broken-out/sched-CAN_MIGRATE_TASK-fix.patch
    > >
    > This patch improves specjjb over test5 and has no real effect on any of
    > kernbench, volanomark or specsdet.

    Fine, it's a good fix.

    > >
    > >and if you have time, also test5 plus sched-CAN_MIGRATE_TASK-fix.patch plus
    > >
    > >ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.0-test4/2.6.0-test4-mm6/broken-out/sched-balance-fix-2.6.0-test3-mm3-A0.patch
    > >
    > >
    > This patch degrades both specjbb and volanomark, and to a lesser degree
    > specsdet

    ok. And just confirming: that was test5 plus
    sched-CAN_MIGRATE_TASK-fix.patch plus
    sched-balance-fix-2.6.0-test3-mm3-A0.patch?

    I didn't expect a regression from sched-balance-fix.

    > >What I'm afraid of is that those patches will yield improved results over
    > >test5, and that adding
    > >
    > >ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.0-test4/2.6.0-test4-mm6/broken-out/sched-2.6.0-test2-mm2-A3.patch
    > >
    > I tried adding this patch to stock test5 and it failed to apply
    > cleanly. I have not had a chance to look at why. Did you mean for this
    > to be applied by itself, or was this supposed to go on top of one of the
    > other patches?

    Yes, it applies on top of the other two patches.

    Thanks for working on this: it's pretty important right now.

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