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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.6.1 Hyperthread smart "nice"
    On Thu, 29 Jan 2004 20:39, Jos Hulzink wrote:
    > On Thursday 29 Jan 2004 09:17, Con Kolivas wrote:
    > > Hi all
    > >
    > > This patch (together with the ht base patch) will not allow a priority
    > > >10 difference to run concurrently on both siblings, instead putting the
    > > low priority one to sleep. Overall if you run concurrent nice 0 and nice
    > > 20 tasks with this patch your cpu throughput will drop during heavy
    > > periods by up to 10% (the hyperthread benefit), but your nice 0 task will
    > > run about 90% faster. It has no effect if you don't run any tasks at
    > > different "nice" levels. It does not modify real time tasks or kernel
    > > threads, and will allow niced tasks to run while a high priority kernel
    > > thread is running on the sibling cpu.
    > If I read you correctly, if one thread has nothing else to do but the nice
    > 0 task, the nice 20 task will never be scheduled at all ? Sounds like not
    > the perfect solution to me...

    Wrong.. there is the matter of the other runqueue in smp mode :)


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