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SubjectRe: Threading...
On Fri, 19 Jan 2007 19:55:41 +0100, Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 10:43 -0800, Brian McGrew wrote:
> > I have a very interesting question about something that we're seeing
> > happening with threading between Fedora Core 3 and Fedora Core 5. Running
> > on Dell PowerEdge 1800 Hardware with a Xeon processor with hyper-threading
> > turned on. Both systems are using a 2.6.16.16 kernel (MVP al la special).
> >
> > We have a multithreaded application that starts two worker threads. On
> > Fedora Core 3 both of these we use getpid() to get the PID of the thread and
> > then use set_afinity to assign each thread to it's own CPU. Both threads
> > run almost symmetrically even on their given CPU watching the system
> > monitor.
>
> this is odd; even in FC3 getpid() is supposed to return the process ID
> not the thread ID
>
> > What am I missing? What do I need to do in FC5 or the kernel or the
> > threading library to get my threads to run in symmetric parallel again???
>

One thing to try. In linux, pthread_setconcurrency never did nothing
(it _really_ did in IRIX...). Can you try that ? Perhaps FC5 has implemented
some kind of scheduling policy like that on irix (everything stays on the
same CPU until it starts to suck cycles, unless you use setconcurrency).

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