Re: scheduler nice 19 versus 'idle' behavior / static low-priorityscheduling

From: Mike Galbraith
Date: Fri Jan 30 2009 - 05:32:18 EST

On Fri, 2009-01-30 at 05:18 -0500, Nathanael Hoyle wrote:

> Ok, I'm now running:
> Linux nightmare #1 SMP Fri Jan 30 04:50:03 EST 2009
> x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz GenuineIntel
> GNU/Linux
> Initial conclusion is that whatever defects were corrected (non
> SCHED_IDLE specific defects that is), the newer kernel version does the
> trick. Video playback is as smooth as ever when running foldingathome
> at simple nice 19 priority.

Good to hear, thanks for testing.

Peter, since 27 is a long term maintenance kernel, do you think 1af5f73
and 046e7f7 (at least) are 27.stable candidates?


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