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SubjectRe: -mm seems significanty slower than mainline on kernbench
Martin Bligh wrote:
> Andy Whitcroft wrote:
>> Andy Whitcroft wrote:
>>> Peter Williams wrote:
>>>> Attached is a new patch to fix the excessive idle problem. This patch
>>>> takes a new approach to the problem as it was becoming obvious that
>>>> trying to alter the load balancing code to cope with biased load was
>>>> harder than it seemed.
>>> Ok. Tried testing different-approach-to-smp-nice-problem against the
>>> transition release 2.6.14-rc2-mm1 but it doesn't apply. Am testing
>>> against 2.6.15-mm3 right now. Will let you know.
>> Doesn't appear to help if I am analysing the graphs right. Martin?
> Nope. still broken.

Interesting. The only real difference between this and Con's original
patch is the stuff that he did in source_load() and target_load() to
nobble the bias when nr_running is 1 or less. With this new model it
should be possible to do something similar in those functions but I'll
hold off doing anything until a comparison against 2.6.15-mm3 with the
patch removed is available (as there are other scheduler changes in -mm3).

Peter Williams

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