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#51 2010-11-17 21:07:26

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

http://ck-hack.blogspot.com/2010/11/cre … mment.html

Con Kolivas wrote:

I've had every man and his dog either drop into IRC or email me asking me what my thoughts are on the grouping tasks by tty layer patch discussed here: Phoronix link and slashdot. I guess people didn't understand my 2.6.36-ck1 announcement clearly enough, so I'll quote it again here:

Those following the development of the patches for interactivity at massive
load, I have COMPLETELY DROPPED them as they introduce regressions at normal
workloads, and I cannot under any circumstances approve changes to improve
behaviour at ridiculous workloads which affect regular ones. I still see
precisely zero point at optimising for absurd workloads. Proving how many
un-niced jobs you can throw at your kernel compiles is not a measure of one's
prowess. It is just a mindless test.


Remember, I already had developed a hierarchical tree-based penalty patch for BFS and blogged about it here. I can do it in a 10 line patch for BFS, but it introduced regressions, which is why I dropped it (see earlier blog entry here: further-updates-on-hierarchical-tree).

Again, I can't for the life of me see why you'd optimise for make -j64 on a quad core machine. It is one workload, unique to people who compile all the time, but done in a way you wouldn't normally do it anyway. It is not going to magically make anything else better. If for some god-forsaken reason you wanted to do that, you could already do that with nice, or even better, by running it SCHED_IDLEPRIO.

nice -19 make -j 64 blahblah
or
schedtool -D -e make -j64 blahblah

It's not really that hard folks...

And if you really really really still want the feature for BFS, the patch that does the hierarchical tree based penalty is rolled into a bigger patch (so a lot more than just the 10 lines I mentioned) that can also group threads and enable/disable the features and it's still here:

bfs357-penalise_fork_depth_account_threads.patch

It is worth noting also that the mainline approach costs you in throughput, whereas this patch is virtually free.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that for YEARS now I've been using my "toolsched" wrapper scripts that do this automatically. See toolsched for the scripts. Make always starts as SCHED_IDLEPRIO for me at home.


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#52 2010-11-17 21:09:30

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

Hm, how about running apps from a menu with something like

urxvt -e smplayer

yeah, a terminal (with it's own pseudo-tty) would be started along with the app, but still...


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#53 2010-11-17 21:11:05

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

So much for the hype...
Some authors will have to do some serious explanations to their readers, like this one:

The patch by Linux kernel developer Mike Galbraith adds a mere 233 lines of code to the kernel's scheduler, but it cuts desktop latency down by a factor of ten. That's impressive — it's almost like getting a new computer.

http://blogs.computerworld.com/17371/th … lot_faster


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#54 2010-11-17 21:27:24

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

karabaja4 wrote:

Hm, how about running apps from a menu with something like

urxvt -e smplayer

yeah, a terminal (with it's own pseudo-tty) would be started along with the app, but still...

The whole idea is that desktop apps are (usually) interactive, so they will always have priority in this system. Note that this feature is called "autogroup", if you want to manually start something backgrounded or at a high priority, nice/ionice/schedtool will work a lot better than this cgroup hack.

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#55 2010-11-17 21:47:42

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

thestinger wrote:

Anything not launched from a virtual terminal or a terminal emulator won't get autogrouped into a cgroup, so this patch ignores normal desktop applications. That just means they get treated as interactive though (and the terminal apps are prevented from slowing them down).

This patch ONLY helps you if you do stuff in the terminal that used to cause desktop lag.

If I get the article posted by slytux right (http://www.linusakesson.net/programming/tty/index.php), this is a missunderstanding : tty are not only used by the console, but are a sort of interface system  used for any communication between processes and user input/output. A modern system runs many tty in parallel (ls /dev/tty* ). If I understood correctly, the patch autogroup into a cgroup the processes running on top of each tty ; and it somehow improve interactivity of the processes running in other tty/cgroup.

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#56 2010-11-17 21:53:13

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

ps -e

Will show you if a process is attached to a tty (pts == pseudo tty, for terminal emulators, and they work with this patch) - desktop applications don't have ttys, they are for terminal processes that take input/output, even daemons don't have ttys.

If you run a desktop application that spawns a bunch of threads/processes that heavily use CPU (a web browser playing 2-3 flash videos in different tabs), this patch won't improve the performance of your movie player running at the same time.

Luckily, desktop applications don't usually eat up a bunch of CPU cycles when you aren't interacting with them (unlike compiling in a terminal).

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#57 2010-11-17 22:10:51

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

yes, but the X server process is attached to a tty...
What you see on your screen is not displayed by the application process directly, but through the X server.

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#58 2010-11-17 22:12:09

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

thestinger wrote:

If you run a desktop application that spawns a bunch of threads/processes that heavily use CPU (a web browser playing 2-3 flash videos in different tabs), this patch won't improve the performance of your movie player running at the same time.

Can you please explain why not, if we run both apps from terminal in seperate ttys?


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#59 2010-11-17 22:46:19

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

Read the blog post by Con Kolivas that graysky posted and his response to this question:

nit said...

    You might be true, but this patch still be good for desktop "normal" users, that have no idea of what tty, nice, task and kernel is. They like to open browsers with a lot of tabs, with a lot of Adobe Flash Player and other plugins, while listening to music and using some chat program.

ck said...

    See that's the thing, it won't. The rest of all those normal desktop GUI apps won't be grouped. If you -do- group all firefox threads together as one app, or all amarok threads together as one app, both of those will perform -worse- under load.

Basically, when you decide to compile with a ridiculous number of jobs, instead of CFS giving each process equal resources, it will consider that all the processes are in one cgroup and won't let them monopolize 90% of the cpu time, keeping your desktop responsive.

I think people are interpreting this as a fix for the IO load problem, which is something completely different.

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#60 2010-11-17 22:49:45

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

bzhb wrote:

yes, but the X server process is attached to a tty...
What you see on your screen is not displayed by the application process directly, but through the X server.

X is attached to the tty, but not the processes running in it. Being displayed through X isn't the same as running through X. Notice that when you run firefox from a terminal, it is attached to a tty (use ps). Not so when running from Xorg. If all the applications under Xorg were in the same tty group, they would be less responsive under this patch, because CFS would consider them part of the same task.

Read the kernel mailing list that's been linked to... it explains everything.

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#61 2010-11-17 22:56:39

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

okay, I understand the problem now

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#62 2010-11-17 23:05:57

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

thestinger wrote:

Basically, when you decide to compile with a ridiculous number of jobs, instead of CFS giving each process equal resources, it will consider that all the processes are in one cgroup and won't let them monopolize 90% of the cpu time, keeping your desktop responsive.

I think people are interpreting this as a fix for the IO load problem, which is something completely different.

Right. I still fail to understand this clearly, so correct me if I'm wrong.

Basically everyone is saying that "GUI apps don't have a tty". Well, I think they do, at least here under Openbox - it's called tty1. So, basically this patch does nothing if all apps are run on tty1. What I'm asking, is that if we ran for example a 1080p movie (which uses quite a bit resources) from some generic player that was ran from it's own terminal (and thus it's own pseudo-tty), and some resource-heavy site in firefox in another pseudo-tty, would browsing performace improve (things like scrolling, zooming etc.) with this patch, because each app is now running in it's own tty and this patch would distribute CPU resources more effectively?


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#63 2010-11-17 23:12:28

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

Each firefox process (flash player, plugin container, firefox-bin), would receive less priority than it usually would. Same thing for the movie player.

So if firefox was running under a tty and decided to spawn 100 processes, your movie wouldn't stall like it would without the patch (assuming it was under a different tty).

If all your apps are under tty1, this patch will probably make your desktop less responsive.

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#64 2010-11-17 23:32:20

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

thestinger wrote:

Each firefox process (flash player, plugin container, firefox-bin), would receive less priority than it usually would. Same thing for the movie player.

So if firefox was running under a tty and decided to spawn 100 processes, your movie wouldn't stall like it would without the patch (assuming it was under a different tty).

If all your apps are under tty1, this patch will probably make your desktop less responsive.

Right, thats what I thought. All my apps ARE under tty1 because that's my login tty, and I run all my apps inside it (inside Openbox), and I think so do most of the users who run any kind of GUI desktop.

So basically this patch prevents processes inside one tty to go haywire and choke the CPU to death, making just enough room for other ttys to function properly. Why would I ever want this except when compiling some extra-heavy stuff, I don't know.

thestinger wrote:

If all your apps are under tty1, this patch will probably make your desktop less responsive.

If this is true, this patch would make more harm than good for "normal" desktop users. However, I can't imagien why this would be true - I mean, this patch shouldn't affect processes running in the same tty.


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#65 2010-11-17 23:33:12

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your desktop processes shouldn't under a tty though... (did you really get that output from ps -e?)

a tty usually has one interactive process at most

thestinger@arch i ~ % ps -e
  PID TTY          TIME CMD
    1 ?        00:00:00 init
    2 ?        00:00:00 kthreadd
    3 ?        00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0
    4 ?        00:00:00 kworker/0:0
    6 ?        00:00:00 migration/0
    7 ?        00:00:00 migration/1
    8 ?        00:00:00 kworker/1:0
    9 ?        00:00:00 ksoftirqd/1
   10 ?        00:00:08 kworker/0:1
   11 ?        00:00:00 migration/2
   12 ?        00:00:00 kworker/2:0
   13 ?        00:00:00 ksoftirqd/2
   14 ?        00:00:00 migration/3
   15 ?        00:00:00 kworker/3:0
   16 ?        00:00:00 ksoftirqd/3
   17 ?        00:00:00 cpuset
   18 ?        00:00:00 khelper
   19 ?        00:00:00 netns
   20 ?        00:00:00 pm
   21 ?        00:00:00 sync_supers
   22 ?        00:00:00 bdi-default
   23 ?        00:00:00 kblockd
   24 ?        00:00:00 kacpid
   25 ?        00:00:00 kacpi_notify
   26 ?        00:00:00 kacpi_hotplug
   27 ?        00:00:00 kseriod
   28 ?        00:00:00 kworker/1:1
   29 ?        00:00:01 kworker/2:1
   30 ?        00:00:00 kworker/3:1
   31 ?        00:00:00 kswapd0
   32 ?        00:00:00 ksmd
   33 ?        00:00:00 fsnotify_mark
   34 ?        00:00:00 aio
   35 ?        00:00:00 crypto
   37 ?        00:00:00 nouveau
   38 ?        00:00:00 ttm_swap
   39 ?        00:00:00 kstriped
   40 ?        00:00:00 hd-audio0
  552 ?        00:00:00 ata_sff
  603 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_0
  604 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_1
  605 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_2
  606 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_3
  607 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_4
  608 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_5
  668 ?        00:00:00 kdmflush
  671 ?        00:00:00 kdmflush
  673 ?        00:00:00 kdmflush
  676 ?        00:00:00 kdmflush
  679 ?        00:00:00 kdmflush
  695 ?        00:00:00 jbd2/dm-2-8
  696 ?        00:00:00 ext4-dio-unwrit
  733 ?        00:00:00 udevd
 2063 ?        00:00:00 khubd
 2180 ?        00:00:00 cfg80211
 2223 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_6
 2224 ?        00:00:00 usb-storage
 2226 ?        00:00:00 phy0
 2296 ?        00:00:00 usbhid_resumer
 2339 ?        00:00:00 udevd
 2341 ?        00:00:00 udevd
 2413 ?        00:00:00 jbd2/dm-1-8
 2414 ?        00:00:00 ext4-dio-unwrit
 2421 ?        00:00:00 jbd2/dm-3-8
 2422 ?        00:00:00 ext4-dio-unwrit
 2435 ?        00:00:00 jbd2/dm-4-8
 2436 ?        00:00:00 ext4-dio-unwrit
 2684 tty2     00:00:00 mingetty
 2685 tty3     00:00:00 mingetty
 2686 ?        00:00:00 su
 2699 ?        00:00:00 xinit
 2700 ?        00:00:00 syslog-ng
 2701 ?        00:00:00 syslog-ng
 2711 ?        00:00:00 acpid
 2722 tty4     00:18:23 X
 2775 ?        00:00:00 pdnsd
 2806 ?        00:00:00 crond
 2811 ?        00:00:01 dropbox
 2841 ?        00:00:01 irqbalance
 2857 ?        00:00:00 ntpd
 2870 ?        00:00:00 dbus-daemon
 2895 ?        00:00:00 flush-254:3
 2896 ?        00:00:00 flush-254:4
 2902 ?        00:00:53 awesome
 2908 ?        00:00:00 clipboard-daemo
 2909 ?        00:00:00 unclutter
 2912 ?        00:00:19 urxvtd
 2921 ?        00:00:00 mpd
 2928 ?        00:00:00 dbus-launch
 2929 ?        00:00:00 dbus-daemon
 3118 pts/0    00:00:00 zsh
 3259 pts/0    00:00:00 mutt
 3281 pts/1    00:00:01 zsh
10389 pts/2    00:00:00 zsh
12371 pts/2    00:00:00 sudo
12373 pts/2    00:00:00 zsh
15294 ?        00:00:00 kworker/u:2
18500 ?        00:03:10 firefox-bin
19023 ?        00:00:00 kworker/u:0
21571 pts/1    00:01:16 Steam.exe
21574 ?        00:00:13 wineserver
21578 ?        00:00:00 services.exe
21580 ?        00:00:00 winedevice.exe
21587 ?        00:00:00 explorer.exe
22171 pts/0    00:00:00 vimpager
22214 pts/0    00:00:00 vim
22262 ?        00:00:00 kworker/u:1
22322 ?        00:00:00 rgvim
22325 pts/1    00:00:00 ps

gvim, firefox, etc. have no pseudo-tty since they don't start from a terminal, steam does because I started it from a terminal (actually gvim was started from a terminal, but it forks)

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#66 2010-11-17 23:42:16

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

thestinger wrote:

your desktop processes shouldn't under a tty though... (did you really get that output from ps -e?)

a tty usually has one interactive process at most

My output:

  PID TTY          TIME CMD
    1 ?        00:00:00 init
    2 ?        00:00:00 kthreadd
    3 ?        00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0
    6 ?        00:00:00 migration/0
    7 ?        00:00:00 watchdog/0
    8 ?        00:00:00 cpuset
    9 ?        00:00:00 khelper
   10 ?        00:00:00 netns
   11 ?        00:00:00 pm
   12 ?        00:00:00 sync_supers
   13 ?        00:00:00 bdi-default
   14 ?        00:00:00 kblockd
   15 ?        00:00:00 kacpid
   16 ?        00:00:00 kacpi_notify
   17 ?        00:00:00 kacpi_hotplug
   18 ?        00:00:00 kseriod
   19 ?        00:00:01 kworker/0:1
   20 ?        00:00:00 khungtaskd
   21 ?        00:00:00 kswapd0
   22 ?        00:00:00 ksmd
   23 ?        00:00:00 fsnotify_mark
   24 ?        00:00:00 aio
   25 ?        00:00:00 crypto
   65 ?        00:00:00 nouveau
   66 ?        00:00:00 ttm_swap
  525 ?        00:00:00 ata_sff
  586 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_0
  587 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_1
  589 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_2
  607 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_3
  609 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_4
  625 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_5
  626 ?        00:00:00 kworker/u:3
  646 ?        00:00:00 kworker/u:5
  714 ?        00:00:00 jbd2/sda2-8
  715 ?        00:00:00 ext4-dio-unwrit
  745 ?        00:00:00 udevd
 1499 ?        00:00:00 edac-poller
 1500 ?        00:00:00 khubd
 1794 ?        00:00:00 kpsmoused
 2121 ?        00:00:00 cfg80211
 2296 ?        00:00:00 phy0
 2391 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_6
 2392 ?        00:00:00 usb-storage
 2768 ?        00:00:00 usbhid_resumer
 3193 ?        00:00:00 saa7133[0]
 3610 ?        00:00:00 jbd2/sda4-8
 3611 ?        00:00:00 ext4-dio-unwrit
 3615 ?        00:00:00 udevd
 3618 ?        00:00:00 mount.ntfs-3g
 3621 ?        00:00:00 mount.ntfs-3g
 3624 ?        00:00:00 mount.ntfs-3g
 3738 ?        00:00:00 syslog-ng
 3739 ?        00:00:00 syslog-ng
 3768 ?        00:00:00 dbus-daemon
 3771 tty1     00:00:00 login
 3772 tty2     00:00:00 agetty
 3773 tty3     00:00:00 agetty
 3774 tty4     00:00:00 agetty
 3775 tty5     00:00:00 agetty
 3776 tty6     00:00:00 agetty
 3777 ?        00:00:00 flush-8:0
 3795 ?        00:00:00 dhcpcd
 3797 tty1     00:00:00 bash
 3804 tty1     00:00:00 startx
 3821 tty1     00:00:00 xinit
 3822 tty7     00:01:05 X
 3825 tty1     00:00:00 openbox
 3830 tty1     00:00:00 dbus-launch
 3831 ?        00:00:00 dbus-daemon
 3841 tty1     00:00:00 tint2
 3843 tty1     00:00:00 clipboard-daemo
 3844 tty1     00:00:02 conky
 3845 tty1     00:00:00 conky
 3848 tty1     00:00:07 conky
 3855 tty1     00:00:08 conky
 3863 tty1     00:00:01 conky
 3901 tty1     00:00:53 midori
 3988 ?        00:00:00 udevd
 4354 ?        00:00:00 kworker/0:2
 4364 tty1     00:00:00 qtfm
 4386 ?        00:00:00 kworker/0:0
 4399 tty1     00:00:00 urxvt
 4401 pts/1    00:00:00 bash
 4420 tty1     00:00:00 pidgin
 4424 tty1     00:00:00 filezilla
 4439 pts/1    00:00:00 ps

Running midori, qtfm, filezilla, pidgin, and the apps defined at startup... They all run inside a tty1 O.o

EDIT: I think it has to do with the way Openbox and Awesome start their apps...

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#67 2010-11-17 23:55:24

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3804 tty1     00:00:00 startx
3825 tty1     00:00:00 openbox

it's because you use startx, so all your processes are running under that virtual terminal

I start X with xinit in inittab

x:5:once:/bin/su thestinger -l -c "/usr/bin/xinit ~/.config/xinitrc -- /usr/bin/X -nolisten tcp vt04 >/dev/null 2>&1"

2902 ?        00:00:53 awesome

Most people use display managers, and their desktop apps won't be under a tty afaik.

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#68 2010-11-17 23:58:56

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

That's fine and shouldn't matter.  If you run a compile in another terminal, you don't want that slowing your box to a crawl and as far as the end-user is concerned it shouldn't matter if the compile takes a bit longer because of using a few *desktop* apps.

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#69 2010-11-18 00:07:53

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It's not about the compile taking a bit longer - if your desktop is under tty1 because you start x from a virtual terminal, your individual *desktop* apps will end up with less cpu time than your daemons and other stuff without a tty.

Again, this doesn't apply to 90%+ of people because they use a display manager, so the patch will work fine.

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#70 2010-11-18 00:10:39

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

You can also disable it :-)

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#71 2010-11-18 00:15:27

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I have a feeling it will be improved by the time 2.6.38 is ready anyway tongue.

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#72 2010-11-18 00:22:37

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

thestinger wrote:

It's not about the compile taking a bit longer - if your desktop is under tty1 because you start x from a virtual terminal, your individual *desktop* apps will end up with less cpu time than your daemons and other stuff without a tty.

Again, this doesn't apply to 90%+ of people because they use a display manager, so the patch will work fine.

Damn, you have a point there. I guess I'll have to make my apps tty-less soon.

So basically,
without the patch - all apps, tty-less or not, get the full amount of CPU attention.
with the patch - tty-less apps get full CPU attention, and those inside ttys are given less CPU priority and thus prevented from hogging the CPU.

Did I finally get it right this time? tongue

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#73 2010-11-18 00:30:30

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without the patch - all apps, tty-less or not, get the full amount of CPU attention.

correct smile

with the patch - tty-less apps get full CPU attention,

yes

those inside ttys are prevented from hogging the CPU

sort of yes:

this is how I understand it: usually processes are treated equally, but with the patch, processes in a tty are grouped together, so a tty with 1 process won't show a difference, but a tty with 60 processes won't be able to hog the cpu nearly as much

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#74 2010-11-18 00:42:48

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Aha, I see. thestinger, thanks alot for the clarifications, I understand alot better now.

And now I'm even more sure about one thing - this patch doesn't really improve performance or latencies for normal desktop user. All it does is stopping the processes in a single tty to rape the CPU's brains out. So phoronix and slashdot created this big hype out of this little hack...

I'm guessing this is just a proof that Linux users crave responsivness on desktop - it was discussed in a another thread that compared Linux responsivness to that of Windows systems - and now is in Topics Going Nowhere - unfairly in my opinion, because the topic deserved a discussion. I'm not happy with Linux responsivness on desktop, and always looking for ways to speed things up... But I have gone offtopic tongue

P.S. and judging by the kernel mailing list, the same functionality of this patch can be done by editing .bashrc, and thus using the benefits of this patch with schedulers like BFS...

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Last edited by karabaja4 (2010-11-18 02:47:18)


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#75 2010-11-18 00:48:30

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Re: The kernel patch that does wonders

Well tweaking the scheduler is one of the tasks that was set for 2.6.37 anyway, before this patch was brought to public.

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