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    SubjectRe: Problems caused by scheduler tweaks in 2.6.0-test6?
    Did you see this Con?

    By the way Tom, I have my scheduler patch available for test6 here:

    Tom Sightler wrote:

    >Hi All,
    >Over the last few months I have tested many different scheduler tweaks
    >mostly by testing the -mm kernels and also by applying Nick's patches
    >against vanilla kernels. Up until recently I have been very happy with
    >2.6.0-test5 with Nick's scheduler patches.
    >Then I decided to try 2.6.0-test6 which seems to include a lot of Con's
    >work and, while overall this seems nice, I'm having two relatively
    >serious side effects that seem to be related to this inclusion.
    >1. VMware performance varies wildly. I can't put my finger on this
    >exact issue, but I have found as way to repeatably trigger bad
    >performance. When running VMware in fullscreen mode, enable window
    >animation and repeatedly minimize/maximize a window. Under 2.4.x and
    >2.6.0-test5 w/Nick's patches this process runs reasonably smooth,
    >although noticably slower than native speed. With stock 2.6.0-test6
    >after only a few seconds the minimize/maximize animiation slows to a
    >complete crawl, take 20+ seconds to complete the minimize opertaion.
    >I've tried tuning VMware with priorities but no luck.
    >2. I also use Wine to run various Windows programs on occasion,
    >particularly Outlook 2000 (mainly when attempting to help other running
    >this application on Windows). The program runs fine, but always hangs
    >on exit. I didn't originally think this was related to the scheduler,
    >but interestingly, after applying Nick's patches to 2.6.0-test6, which
    >back out Con's changes, this problem goes away.
    >Is there any help out there for these type of issues? I know that many
    >people seem to think these changes make life better, and I'll admidt
    >that playing MP3's and DVD's is better with these changes, but I'd
    >rather have my system preform well at other tasks. I would think having
    >a way to turn off all the fancy interactivity detection would be ideal
    >but there always seems to be opposition to adding tuning knobs.

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