From: Alex Riesen
Date: Tue Aug 26 2003 - 17:04:56 EST
Alex Riesen, Mon, Aug 25, 2003 12:21:33 +0200:
> Con Kolivas, Mon, Aug 25, 2003 12:16:13 +0200:
> > On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 19:42, Alex Riesen wrote:
> > > M?ns Rullg?rd, Mon, Aug 25, 2003 11:24:01 +0200:
> > > > XEmacs still spins after running a background job like make or grep.
> > > > It's fine if I reverse patch-O16.2-O16.3. The spinning doesn't happen
> > > > as often, or as long time as with O16.3, but it's there and it's
> > > > irritating.
> > >
> > > another example is RXVT (an X terminal emulator). Starts spinnig after
> > > it's child has exited. Not always, but annoyingly often. System is
> > > almost locked while it spins (calling select).
> > What does vanilla kernel do with these apps running? Both immediately after
> > the apps have started up and some time (>1 min) after they've been running?
> cannot test atm. Will do in 10hours.
> RXVT behaved sanely (or probably spin-effect is very rare) in 2.4 (with
> O(1) alone and your 2.4 patches) and plain 2.6-test1.
run on RXVT on plain 2.4-test4. No freezes, dynamic priority started at
23, dropped to 15 after the window lost focus and stayed at it.
As there were no execution bursts this time, vmstat did not show
anything interesting. At least I did not see anything.
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