Re: [patch] CFS scheduler, -v6

From: Gene Heskett
Date: Thu Apr 26 2007 - 10:41:25 EST

On Thursday 26 April 2007, Redeeman wrote:
>On Wed, 2007-04-25 at 23:47 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>> As usual, any sort of feedback, bugreport, fix and suggestion is more
>> than welcome,
>well, from my experiences with cfs on workstation/desktop, on amd64
>2ghz, cfs doesent measure up to SD at all.
>audio skips easily, with or without reniced X, and games are not as
>smooth. also it seems to be much lower throughput. vanilla seems much
>better by comparisin.

Well, I don't generally feel as if the few stutters I just heard in a cbs news
story I just played were anything but dsl glitches here. xmms, playing high
quality (Q7) oggs from my own drive are dead smoothly done. nbc did want to
let me play anything because I have adblock enabled, and neither did abc but
their anims played nicely, fox news smoothly played everything I clicked on.

The only problem I've had so far is with a proprietary daemon from belkin,
which took about 10 kills and restarts after I'd booted to 2.6.21-CFS-v6
before it quit wanting a steady 40% of the cpu when it was running. Now it
only does that when the bulldog gui is running. That's not normal either,
but getting fixes out of belkin is like breeding elephants, lots of yelling
and screaming and it takes 22 months to get results. My next ups will NOT be
a belkin.

X is not reniced here, but I did run kmail up to -5.

Compared to mainline? I still think this is a 100% keeper for desktop users
like me.

Cheers, Gene
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