Re: XFS for 2.4

From: Clemens Schwaighofer
Date: Wed Dec 03 2003 - 19:36:40 EST

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Willy Tarreau wrote:
| On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 07:01:39PM +0000, bill davidsen wrote:

| For instance, time typically reports 0.03u, 0.03s, 2.8 real. It seems as
| each line sent to xterm consumes one full clock tick doing nothing. I
| never reported it yet because I don't have time to investigate, and it
| seems more important that people don't hear skips in xmms while compiling
| their kernel with "make -j 256" on a 16 MB machine. Second test : launch
| 10 times : xterm -e "find /" & and look how some windows freeze for up
| to 10 seconds... I don't think this is a problem right now. We've seen
| lots of work in the scheduler area, many people proposing theirs, and
| this will stabilize once 2.6 is out and people start to describe what
| they really do with it and what they feel.

Well, I had to try that here. I've got a Celeron 650Mhz with 320MB ram
and a crappy 14GB HD and yes the finds in the xterms are stopping for
some time ... BUT X is 100% responsive. there is no sluggishness, I can
use mozilla, etc without a problem. so seriously, who makes 10 finds at
the same time and finds are read from FS (I have XFS) so it might be a
problem with that. So I don't think the scheduler is bad, I think it is
great. When I switched to 2.5 the first time on that box it was like
"WOW", so little swapping and KDE is so smooth ... thats so wow ...

Still there are some minor problems (japanese keyboard eg) but that will
smooth out when Programs get adapted.

But for your problem, it might get better for these kind of things in
later versions :)

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