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SubjectRe: [patch] "HT scheduler", sched-2.5.63-B3
Robert Love <rml@tech9.net> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 16:12, Andrew Morton wrote:
>
> > - The longstanding problem wherein a kernel build makes my X desktop
> > unusable is 90% fixed - it is still possible to trigger stalls, but
> > they are less severe, and you actually have to work at it a bit to
> > make them happen.
>
> That is odd, because I do not see any changes in here that would improve
> interactivity. This looks to be pretty much purely the HT stuff.
>
> Andrew, if you drop this patch, your X desktop usability drops?

hm, you're right. It's still really bad. I forgot that I was using distcc.

And I also forgot that tbench starves everything else only on CONFIG_SMP=n.
That problem remains with us as well.


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