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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] O17int

    Wiktor Wodecki wrote:

    >On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 01:01:28AM +1000, Con Kolivas wrote:
    >>Food for the starving masses.
    >Sorry, but I still have the starving problem. the more I use O16/O17 the
    >more problems I encounter. xterms sometimes wake up after half a second
    >for another half a second and falls asleep for a whole second then.
    >after that, it's fully interactive. io-load seems to produce the
    >problem. a simple tar xf linux-2.6.0-test3.tar seems to halt the system.
    >new processes take ages to start. This also happend to me on O16.2.
    >Maybe it's because some AS patches are missing in vanilla but are in

    There are no AS patches missing in vanilla. I don't think there are..
    none that would change that.

    Its unlikely that its an IO problem because its unlikely that your tar
    would be evicting anything that X or the xterm depend on. If the
    machine is swapping at this time then try setting /proc/sys/vm/swappiness
    to 0.

    Oh, you could try my cpu scheduler patch a try if you're bored.

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