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SubjectRe: [git pull] scheduler changes for v2.6.26

* Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> wrote:

> > the 700-800 msecs of delays you see are very "brutal" so there must
> > be something fundamentally wrong going on here.
>
> I'm seeing latency hits with 26.git, whereas 25 is hit free.

ok. I think what happens is that your broken sched-clock hid the real
breakage. Lets try fix the real breakage now.

I've uploaded a new sched-devel.git that is against very latest -git,
could you try ftrace (with a sufficiently large
/debug/tracing/tracing_max_entries value) - perhaps the
worst-case-wakeup-latency tracer shows large latencies? If not, then
maybe the sched_switch tracer gives a better insight into what's
happening?

> Erm, should my Q6600 emit such?

on nohz it could happen - and fixed in -git. Patch looked too dangerous
for late-2.6.25 to merge.

> On 26.git, I get numbers like yours, but with occasional dips down to
> ~700, though the latency hits don't _seem_ to be synchronous with
> watch-rq-clock.sh glitchies.

hm, the dips shouldnt be happening normally.

Ingo


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