New scheduler algorithm committed
wa1ter at myrealbox.com
Thu Jun 30 14:30:00 PDT 2005
On Thu, 30 Jun 2005, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :On Wed, 29 Jun 2005, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :> Ok, please try the scheduler update I committed to HEAD last night
> :> and tell me how it works.
> :There is still a problem with usched_bsd4.c in the repository so it
> :can't be fetched. A missing punctuation mark, I think it was.
> Ok, I scrapped it entirely and re-added it to the repository. Try now.
Okay, I'm typing this in pine, running in a gnome-terminal window, and I see
a solid improvement in responsiveness. Definitely useable again, even if not
ideal. There is still some hesitation while echoing chars to the screen,
but much improved, thanks!
BTW, I think pine has little or nothing to do with this -- since I get the
same lag when just typing chars into the gnome-terminal command line.
I never mentioned before (but I'm sure you already know) than running the
'buildworld' in an xterm window was always light-years better than running
it in a gnome-terminal window.
I've noticed that gnome-terminal allows you to click on any URL that is
printed out in a gnome-terminal window -- so it must be parsing in real-time
all of the text that passes thru its rather clumsy hands. I'm not at all
sure that this is a valuable feature -- I'd vote for its removal.
However, gnome-terminal's prinicpal asset is that it is a great benchmark
for scheduler maintainers ;o)
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