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SubjectRe: SMP Affinity and nice
Rich Paredes wrote:

> So since cpumax5 has a lower nice value and thus a higher priority (25 in
> this case), shouldn't it be given it's own cpu. If I give cpumax5 a nice
> value of -20, it does start using it's own cpu.
>
> My explanation would be that since the scheduler tries to limit cpu
> affinity, the nice value of 0 isn't enough to get the scheduler to move
> this process to another processors run queue. I could be totally wrong
> here though.

I think you are correct. The load balancer doesn't think that this is
enough of an imbalance to go through the effort of swapping two
processes around.

Chris
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