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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.
>>
>snip
>
>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
>2.6.0-test3-mm?
>

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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