Re: Strange load issues with 2.5.69/70 in both -mm and -bk trees.

From: Tom Sightler (
Date: Sun Jun 01 2003 - 12:36:32 EST

On Sun, 2003-06-01 at 00:45, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Tom Sightler <> wrote:
> >
> > I simply reniced this process to -10 and
> > everything started working fine. Upon looking a little further it
> > seemed that the kernel was dynamically boosting the priority of the
> > process much higher than it probably should be, in the end, not leaving
> > enough CPU for playing the sounds without skipping.
> Yes, it seems that too many real-world applications are accidentally
> triggering this problem.
> Could you please run an strace of the boosted process, find out what it is
> doing to get itself boosted in this manner? Wait until things are in
> steady state and the process is boosted, then run `strace -tt <pid>' so we
> see the timing info.

The strace was quite large so I have uploaded it to

Please let me know if you need more info or if I can help in other ways.


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