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    SubjectRe: xterm scrolling speed - scheduling weirdness in 2.6 ?!


    Willy Tarreau wrote:

    >On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 03:12:57AM -0800, Mike Fedyk wrote:
    >
    >>On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 11:24:39AM +0100, Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
    >>
    >>>[...]
    >>>
    >>>>Or, out of interest, an alternate scheduler?
    >>>>
    >>>>http://www.kerneltrap.org/~npiggin/w29p2.gz
    >>>>(applies 2.6.1-rc1-mm1, please renice X to -10 or so)
    >>>>
    >>>Thats nothing *I* can try out as I am on the powerpc benh tree.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>Says who? The scheduler isn't platform specific. Nick, do you have any per
    >>arch defines in your patch?
    >>
    >
    >I found slight changes to arch specific files, but IMHO this should not be
    >the problem. But AFAIR, benh's ppc patches are somewhat complete and may
    >introduce conflicts.
    >

    The problem is just that the mm tree is currently carrying some
    intrusive (patch wise, not functionality wise) scheduler stuff
    which will go to linus which is why I am working from there. So
    the patch will only apply cleanly on the mm tree, but only because
    of the cleanups + minor fixes. Nothing fundamental.

    >
    >BTW, for Nick, the patch didn't compile, I had to change sched_clock()
    >definition from unsigned long long to unsigned long in
    >arch/i386/kernel/timers/timer_tsc.c. Don't know if it was the right thing to
    >do, but it compiles and boots.
    >

    Yeah thats right


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