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    SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test6 scheduling(?) oddness
    On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 09:55:12PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > "Murray J. Root" <murrayr@brain.org> wrote:
    > >
    > > The render finishes in the same 30 minutes, then oowriter starts.
    > > oowriter takes about 3 seconds to load if no rendering is going on.
    >
    > OpenOffice uses sched_yield() in strange ways which causes it to
    > get hopelessly starved on 2.6 kernels. I think RH have a fixed version,
    > but I don't know if that has propagated into the upstream yet.
    >
    > So... Don't worry about OpenOffice too much. Is the problem reproducible
    > with other applications?

    Nope - even tried it with KDE apps.
    Write it off to OpenOffice, not test6.

    That doesn't explain the major time increase of the render, though.
    200% for 2.5.65 vs 2.6.0-test6 or 150% for 2.6.0-test5 vs 2.6.0-test6 is a
    bit extreme.

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    Murray J. Root

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