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SubjectRe: #define HZ 1024 -- negative effects?
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So, the kernel really doesn't have much of an effect on the interactivity of
the gui? I really don't think there is a problem right now at the
console..but I am curious to help it at the gui level. Does it have
anything to do with the way the mouse is handled? I've applied the mvista
preemptive + low latency patch, and my subjective experience is that it
"feels" the same. I'd just like to help and I'll patch the hell out of my
kernel if you need someone to test it. I don't really care if my hardrive
catches on fire as long as it doesn't burn my house down :-)

Dan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rik van Riel" <riel@conectiva.com.br>
To: "Adam J. Richter" <adam@yggdrasil.com>
Cc: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: #define HZ 1024 -- negative effects?


> On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Adam J. Richter wrote:
>
> > I have not tried it, but I would think that setting HZ to 1024
> > should make a big improvement in responsiveness.
> >
> > Currently, the time slice allocated to a standard Linux
> > process is 5*HZ, or 50ms when HZ is 100. That means that you
> > will notice keystrokes being echoed slowly in X when you have
> > just one or two running processes,
>
> Rubbish. Whenever a higher-priority thread than the current
> thread becomes runnable the current thread will get preempted,
> regardless of whether its timeslices is over or not.
>
> And please, DO try things before proposing a radical change
> to the kernel ;)
>
> regards,
>
> Rik
> --
> Linux MM bugzilla: http://linux-mm.org/bugzilla.shtml
>
> Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
> However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...
>
> http://www.surriel.com/
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