Re: 2.5.70-mm6

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 16:40:35 EST

Diego Calleja García <> wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Jun 2003 19:45:58 +0200 (CEST)
> Maciej Soltysiak <> wrote:
> > The interactivity seems to have dropped. Again, with common desktop
> > applications: xmms playing with ALSA, when choosing navigating through
> > evolution options or browsing with opera, music skipps.
> > X is running with nice -10, but with mm5 it ran smoothly.
> Under "heavy" disk usage (when sylpheed finish merging the lkml
> messages in the 92M lkml mail folder) X pointer stops moving
> (say, 1/8 or 1/6 seconds, very noticeable, pointer stops, windows stop
> redrawing, etc).

I've noticed similar. Just a new vague jerkiness.

> System is a dual p3 800; fs is ext3. This odd behaviour
> seems to happen since the 2.5.69-mm9 ext3 locking changes.
> (well i started testing 2.5.70-mm3 because i'm timid,
> but never happened before in mm or mainline)

Might be. There were some CPU scheduler changes a week before 2.5.69-mm9.
If it's in ext3 then profiling will probably shake it out. I haven't done
a lot of profiling yet.

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