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SubjectRe: Strange thread behaviour on 8-way x86 machine
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On Friday 06 July 2001 13:24, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Sasha Pachev wrote:
>
> > Upon further investigation and testing, it turned out that the kernel was
not
> > at fault - the problem was high mutex contention, which caused frequent
> > context switches, and the idle CPU was apparently from the scheduler
waiting
> > for the original CPU to become available too often.
> >
> > On a side note, it would be nice if a process could communicate
> > to the kernel that it would rather run on the first available
> > CPU than wait for the perfect one to become available.
>
> The kernel already does this.

Thanks for the info. Would you mind proving a one line pointer on how to tell
this to the kernel?

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