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    SubjectRe: xmms (audio) skipping in 2.5 (not 2.4)
    >> So ... is there any easy way I can diagnose this? Does anyone else have a
    >> similar problem?
    >
    > Most of us who have worked with an O(1) scheduler based kernel have found
    > this at various times. See the previous discussion with akpm about the
    > interactivity estimator. Akpm found that decreasing the maximum timeslice
    > duration would blunt the effect of the interactivity estimator giving
    > preference to the "wrong" task. In 2.4.20-ck4 I avoid this problem with
    > the "desktop tuning" of making the max timeslice==min timeslice. Try an
    > -mm kernel with the scheduler tunables patch and try playing with the
    > max timeslice. Most have found that <=25 will usually stop these skips.
    > The default max timeslice of 300ms is just too long for the desktop and
    > interactivity estimator.

    Heh, cool. I have the same patch in my tree too, fixed it without rebooting
    even ;-) Still a *tiny* bit of skipping, but infinitely better than it was.
    Thanks very much,

    M.

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