Re: 2.6.0-test1-mm1

From: Antonio Vargas (
Date: Wed Jul 16 2003 - 05:19:49 EST

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 10:55:52AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jul 2003, Sean Neakums wrote:
> > [...] If I keep running 'ps aux' its output does start to become slow
> > again, snapping back to full speed after a few more runs. Kind of an
> > odd one.
> there was a similar bug in the gnome terminal code, it was a userspace X
> window-refresh/event-qeueing bug/race that was sensitive to scheduler
> timings. So it can go away and come back based on precise timings. Eg. it
> was more likely to happen with antialiasing turned on than off.
> Ingo

It always happened to me when I run "make menuconfig" under gnome-terminal on
redhat 9 with 2.5.73. Is it because of busy-waiting on a variable shared
amongst multiple processes/threads? If so, it smells of a bug in the application,
busy-waiting is _BAD_.

Greets, Antonio


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