Re: [PATCH] O6int for interactivity

From: Mike Galbraith (
Date: Fri Jul 18 2003 - 10:46:01 EST

At 12:31 PM 7/18/2003 +0200, Wiktor Wodecki wrote:
>On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 12:18:33PM +0200, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > That _might_ (add salt) be priorities of kernel threads dropping too low.
> >
> > I'm also seeing occasional total stalls under heavy I/O in the order of
> > 10-12 seconds (even the disk stops). I have no idea if that's
> something in
> > mm or the scheduler changes though, as I've yet to do any isolation and/or
> > tinkering. All I know at this point is that I haven't seen it in stock
> yet.
>I've seen this too while doing a huge nfs transfer from a 2.6 machine to
>a 2.4 machine (sparc32). Thought it'd be something with the nfs changes
>which were recently, might be the scheduler, tho. Ah, and it is fully

Telling to not mess with my kernel threads seems to have fixed it here...
no stalls during the whole contest run. New contest numbers attached.


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