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    SubjectRe: 2.5.70-mm6
    Diego Calleja García <diegocg@teleline.es> wrote:
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    > On Mon, 9 Jun 2003 19:45:58 +0200 (CEST)
    > Maciej Soltysiak <solt@dns.toxicfilms.tv> wrote:
    >
    > > The interactivity seems to have dropped. Again, with common desktop
    > > applications: xmms playing with ALSA, when choosing navigating through
    > > evolution options or browsing with opera, music skipps.
    > > X is running with nice -10, but with mm5 it ran smoothly.
    >
    > Under "heavy" disk usage (when sylpheed finish merging the lkml
    > messages in the 92M lkml mail folder) X pointer stops moving
    > (say, 1/8 or 1/6 seconds, very noticeable, pointer stops, windows stop
    > redrawing, etc).

    I've noticed similar. Just a new vague jerkiness.

    > System is a dual p3 800; fs is ext3. This odd behaviour
    > seems to happen since the 2.5.69-mm9 ext3 locking changes.
    > (well i started testing 2.5.70-mm3 because i'm timid,
    > but never happened before in mm or mainline)

    Might be. There were some CPU scheduler changes a week before 2.5.69-mm9.
    If it's in ext3 then profiling will probably shake it out. I haven't done
    a lot of profiling yet.

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